Black Futsu Squash are flattened, with pronounced, heavy ribbing. The rind is black when harvested, turning a chestnut brown in storage.
The weight ranges from 3 to 8 pounds (1 1/3 to 3 1/2 kg.) Inside, it has golden-coloured flesh with a nutty taste.
High yields, 4 to 10 squash per vine.
100 to 120 days from seed.
The very heavy ribbing makes it very hard to peel for simmering or sautéing. Best baked.
Can be stored up to 8 months.
Black Futsu Squash were developed in Japan.