Squash Grafted Plants - Uchiki Kuri
Top squash for carotenes, with a whopping 1200% more of the good stuff!
Our Grafted Squash Plants will allow you to increase your crop whilst ensuring plants remain protected from diseases and late blight. ‘Uchiki Kuri’ is very hardy and easy to grow, this squash will produce an excellent supply of tasty squash. This squash plant is at the orange end of the spectrum meaning the ‘Uchiki Kuri’ is packed full of compounds known as carotenes. Fruits rich in carotenes are thought to have a protective effect against certain cancers. Just as well then that this famously tasty variety is at the top of the list for carotenes, with a whopping 1200% more of the good stuff in this wonderfully sweet, nutty flavoured squash.
Grafted Squash Plants are a must-have for any keen vegetable grower - You’ll also be safe in the knowledge it’s protected from any attacks of late blight.
What’s so good about grafted veg plants?
Grafting onto specific rootstocks, of course, creates bigger, better, more disease-resistant plants with increased yield. Consequently, we believe, the extra vigour which the plant obtains will provide even better protection to late Blight attack, and the plants will grow away from any infection even more rapidly.
Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors, little or no heating required. With excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases - No more ring culture or grow bags you simply plant straight in the soil.
Caring for your Uchiki Kuri
On arrival water if necessary with tepid water. Leave them on a shaded windowsill or in a greenhouse for a few hours to settle before further handling, ensuring a frost-free non-draughty situation. Stand the plant in a warm, light, airy place such as a windowsill or conservatory and allow to grow, ensuring that the compost is kept moist.
There is a possibility that your plant will include a grafting clip if it does, this is an integral part of the grafting process and that it should be left in place. As the plant grows it will naturally shrug off the clip.