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15 Seeds

Cultivation: Easy

Seed saving: Intermediate

Shishigatani Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata)

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  • Shishigatani Pumkin (Cucurbita moschata):  a real rarity from 19th century Japan, a small pumpkin of great flavour. The fruits are shaped as an hourglass, the skin is a bit warty,  of an intense green colour while developing, and a beautiful pink when ripe. The pulp is compact, not very fibrous; it is sweet, and has a nutty flavour, a bit like a hazelnut. This pumpkin is very important in Shojin Ryori cuisine, traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine. 

    It does not have particular demands for soil or irrigation; the plant is not vigorous and the fruits do not exceed 3kg. However, it is important to note that, as with all cucurbits, a good supply of phosphorus and potassium helps improving the taste. 

    You can find furhter information in our free guide for pumpkin cultivation:

    110 days to maturation.  

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