Ornamental Squash Black Futsu
Ornamental Squash 'Black Futsu'
A perfectly petite sized squash, this heirloom looks like a painting. The dark green matte rind transforms to an orange chocolate-cocoa hue. The fruits are long lasting and great for eating. The flesh inside is golden with a sweet, buttery, nutty taste and is best baked or roasted.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct-sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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