AAARRGGHH can someone please tell me what kind of cucurbita this is?
uchiki kuri, AKA: red baby hubbard, AKA: golden kuri AKA: orange hokkaido.
the blue kuri is listed OCCASIONALLY as a pepo, but does anyone know for sure?
Baker Creek lists red kuri as C. maxima. Are they the same?
it certainly looks like the same one.
thanks for pointing this out to me.
i'm gonna treat it like a maxima anyway . . .
It is absolutely a C. maxima you can tell from the shape of the leaves on the vine and from the shape/texture of the stem.
many thanks, weirdtrev.
you're absolutely right. the fedco catalog had a great explanation in it.
i see you're from maryland and into pumpkins/gourds . . .
ever seen this guy?
Wow thank you so much for that link! I am a member of bigpumpkins.com but I have never seen those pictures. I have seen tunnels like that done with gourds on a much smaller scale. But that tunnel is just massive and covered in pumpkins/squash. I have always wanted to make a huge tunnel and cover it with vining fruits, I really wish I had more space :( I think I might try a much smaller arch over my driveway (I won't grow anything edible) just because that is wasted growing space!