Winter Squash, Potimarron (Organic)

Cucurbita maxima. 85 days.

A medium sized, 3-6 lb, red kuri type squash. Fruit is pear shaped, with red-orange skin and bright orange flesh. We find the flavor to be excellent and rich. Not as sweet as Blue Kuri, however it is possibly more appropriate for soups and savory dishes (curry!). The flesh is so orange it makes a near safety orange pumpkin pie! According to The Seeds of Kokopelli, Potimarron squash is said to have been, “introduced to France from Japan in the 1970s by the master of the macrobiotic food system, Mr. Oshawa.” The name is from the French words for chestnut pumpkin, as the flavor is said to be reminiscent of chestnuts. In Japanese, the word kuri can refer to chestnuts or to this type of squash. Aka, Courge Châtaigne.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.

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