- Germination: 74%
- State (Utah) Requirements: 75%
- Suggested Use/s: Vegetable Gardening
- Special Directions: This seed is -1% below standard. Increase the number of seeds you plant accordingly to make sure you get the growth you envision.
What is "Below Standard Seed"?
Simply put, it is seed that doesn't meet our state's (Utah) germination standard, a standard that varies slightly from seed to seed. Any seed intended for gardening that has a below standard germination rate cannot be sold alongside those that meet the state requirements (which often reflect the national requirements for germination).
We send samples of all our seed to the Utah Department of Agriculture, where they perform several tests to assess the quality of the seed. These state-wide and national seed standards are in line with Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), which exist to ensure consumers that they are getting the highest quality seed, as advertised. Since this seed doesn't meet the state standard, we mark it as "Below Standard Seed".
Below standard seeds are non-refundable.
About Japanese Red Kuri Squash
Also known as "Uchiki Kuri", "Baby Red Hubbard" or "Orange Hokkaido". Japanese red Kuri are bright red teardrop shaped squash that average 5-8 pounds. The flesh is dry and sweet with a delicate nutty flavor. Makes excellent soups, desserts, vegetable tarts, cakes, blinis, pancakes, lasagna, risotto, vegetable stews — and gratins. Very prolific and early. Highly sought after by chef's and in markets. A sell out every time.
Perfect for the home gardener due to its small size, but big flavor.