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Black Futsu Pumpkin (Cucubita moschata)
Black Futsu Pumpkin (Curcubita moschata): a black pumpkin of exotic, unique flavour. It is, along with the Potimarron, the best of the variety, rich and complex flavour, similar to almonds and hazelnuts. The pulp displays a bright orange, it is a moschata, therefore suitable for cakes and stuffing, however, it is less fibrous than others in the species. The wrinkled skin goes from black to dark pink, it keeps well after picking, in a cool and dry place even until spring. The plant is not very productive and prefers rich soil. It is one of the first we grew, and one of our favourites.