This red-orange, Japanese winter squash produces fruits that are 5 to 10 pounds each and teardrop shaped. The golden flesh is smooth, sweet and very rich; a great yielding and keeping variety. (92 days)
Grow winter squash and pumpkins in very rich soil, amended with manure, compost or other rich source of plant nutrients. Plant in rows, 5 to 8 feet in both directions, sowing one seed for every 6 to 12 inches. May also plant in hills, 5 seeds per hill, with the hills 6 to 8 feet apart, thinning to three plants.
Full sun, ample moisture and insect control when necessary should allow good production from these vigorous plants. Harvest in autumn when skins are too tough to be easily punctured with a thumbnail.