Japanese portion pumpkin "Hokkaido Orange" (Kabocha).
Sweet, with a nut-chestnut flavor and pear-shaped berries.
Early maturing Japanese variety: 90-95 days. The firm flesh is ideal for soups and cakes and can be frozen. Hokkaido ripens quickly and is ready for consumption at the end of August - September. Pear-shaped fruits (weighing about 1.5-2 kg and 20-25 cm in diameter) with a very pleasant nutty-chestnut sweet taste.
This pumpkin grows well in the open ground in Estonia.
Despite its mini size, it belongs to the large-fruited type of pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne), but within this species it belongs to the subspecies of small-fruited or portioned pumpkins.
The small size is convenient for eating without further worries associated with storing the cut fruit.
Pumpkin "Kabocha". Suom.: Jättikurpitsa. Sven.: Jättepumpa.