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Hokkaido pumpkin

The Hokkaido pumpkin is a small, broad, round pumpkin that is usually a bright red-orange. The flesh of this pumpkin is yellow-orange and has a nutty flavour. The skin is edible, just like that of the butternut squash.


Passport Hokkaido pumpkin

Name Hokkaido pumpkin or Japanese pumpkin
Family Cucurbitaceae
Species Cucurbita maxima var. hubbaridianna
Origin Japan
Source the Netherlands
Availability August/September through March/April
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Supplier's brand

Storage advice Hokkaido pumpkin

In the store
Before selling, Hokkaido pumpkin must be stored in a cool, dry place at 10 to 13°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 75%.

At home
We recommend that consumers store their Hokkaido pumpkin in a cool, dry place and not in the refrigerator.

Usage tips Hokkaido pumpkin

You can eat everything from a Hokkaido pumpkin. Wash the pumpkin, then slice it vertically down the middle and remove the seeds and membranes. Dice the pumpkin. The Hokkaido can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, boiled or sautéed. You can even freeze cooked Hokkaido pumpkin, which is immediately ready for use after defrosting.

Calendar Hokkaido pumpkin

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Growing areas Hokkaido pumpkin

Hokkaido Growth

The Hokkaido is a small variety of the giant pumpkin and originally comes from the Japanese island Hokkaido. Our Hokkaido pumpkins come primarily from the Netherlands.