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Muscat Squash

What is a muscat squash?

The muscat squash or muscat pumpkin is a delicious pumpkin that comes in a multitude of varieties. Its standard shape is usually oblate and ribbed, but can vary in size and shape. The rind is green at first and changes to an orangey brown/beige colour as the squash ages. The soft flesh has a lot of fibre and is dark yellow to orange in colour.

Origin from the muscat squash

The muscat squash originate from Mexico. Our squash mainly come from France, as well as from Portugal and Honduras.

Storage of muscat squash

Before selling, the muscat squash must be stored in a cool, dry place at 10 to 13°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 75%. Do not store together with apples.

Preparation and consumption

Slice the squash vertically down the middle and remove the seeds and membranes. Spoon the flesh out. The rind and seeds are not edible. The squash can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Muscat squash can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, boiled or sautéed. The flesh is very good in soups and curries. Pumpkins are also often used in pies and stews.

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Passport Muscat squash

Variety Muscat squash or muscat pumpkin  
Species Cucurbita moschata  
Family Cucurbitaceae  
Origin Mexico  
Source France, Honduras, Portugal  
Availability Year round  
Weight per squash approx. 8 to 10 kg  
Weight per full bin approx. 1200 to 1600 kg  

Growing areas muscat squash