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Black Futsu Pumpkin

Edible, Ornamental Heirloom

Rare heirloom has unusual deeply ribbed and warty surface with a rind color ranging from orange to powdery blue to deep greenish-grey. 3- to 5-lb. fruits have bright orange, firm flesh with a nutty flavor that's been compared to chestnuts. Good for baking, soups, stews and roasting. Stores well. Great ornamental as well. 105 DAYS.



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  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata 'Black Futzu'
  • Height: 1 - 1 1/2 feet
  • Spacing: 2 - 3 plants per hill or rows 6 - 10 feet apart, seed 6 - 12 inches apart.
  • Depth: 1/2-1 inch
  • Spread: 5 - 15 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Yield: Average/ 5 pumpkins per plant
  • Color: Yellow blooms
  • Foliage: Coarse medium green foliage.
  • Fruit: Heavy ribs and unique warty texture. Bright orange flesh, firm texture, nutty flavor. Dimpled yellow inner rind. Outer skin starts dark green then becomes powdery chestnut in storage. 3-5 lb fruit.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Germination: 5-10 days at a soil temp of 70 degrees
  • Form: Trailing/vine
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil, with pH between 5.8-6.8.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 10 seeds per packet.
  • Comments: Rare Japanese Heirloom. Unusual deeply ribbed and warty surface with a powdery blue rind color. Flavor has compared to chestnuts. Stores well, edible & highly ornamental.

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