Winter Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Black Futsu') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

Also sold as:
Futsu Black Rinded

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Dec 5, 2011 1:55 PM

I've grown this squash for three years now. We really like the sweet nutty flavor, with a nice texture. The squash have always matured at around 90 days, no matter when I plant the seeds, they always do great. The plants are not real big like most; vines are probably between 3 and 4 feet long. Would make a good patio plant, or grown in a pot. Squash are on the small side, but enough to serve two which is perfect for us. Long storage, though winter. Maybe longer but they've never lasted that long.

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 2, 2015 7:35 PM

This squash is the only one other than the Trombetta squash that never succumbed to bugs or disease. This is what made me realize that only C. moschata squashes belong in my garden.

It sets multiple fruits at once, so that when we picked one, there were always few more maturing on the vines, all the way until frost. The flavor was also worth saving space for in the garden this year.

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