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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Japanese Pie'

Botanical name: Cucurbita mixta 'Japanese Pie'

Common name: winter squash

also known as (nippon island)

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Photo credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Japanese Pie'

at a glance

Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita mixta 'Japanese Pie'"

Known for both its fruit but primarily its seeds are 'Japanese Pie' winter squash. This unique variety sports black and yellow marbled skin but its seeds are what sets it apart. They are distinctly marked with Japanese caricatures or markings, making it a collectors seed. Maturity in 90-110 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Japan

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