Description/Taste Red Kuri squash is a hubbard squash variety with a classic pear or tear drop like shape. It is in appearance similar to that of the classic hubbard only much smaller weighing on average only three to four pounds. Its exterior skin is smooth with a vibrant orange hue and oftentimes will be lined with faint vertical ridging. Its skin is hard and thin though similar to the delicate squash once cooked is edible. Its flesh is creamy yellow and when cooked offers a smooth texture and sweet squash flavor that is reminiscent of chestnuts.
Current Facts The Red Kuri squash, botanically classified as part of Cucurbita maxima is also known as Climbing Onion squash, Hokkaido squash, Uchiki Kuri squash in its place of origin (Japan), and Potimarron squash in France. It is a hubbard type squash and sometimes also referred to as a baby red hubbard type since its appearance is like that of a petite hubbard. The word “kuri” translates to mean chestnut in Japanese, the main flavor profile found in the Red Kuri squash.