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Hokkaido pumpkin

What is 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.

Where do Hokkaido pumpkins come from?

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.

How do you store Hokkaido pumpkins?

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%.

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

How do you eat 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.

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Paspoort Hokkaido squash

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

Growing areas Hokkaido pumpkin