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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.


Muscat Squash



Passport Muscat squash


Name Muscat squash or muscat pumpkin
Family Cucurbitaceae
Species Cucurbita moschata
Origin Mexico
Source France, Honduras,Portugal
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Weight per squash approx. 8-10 kg
Weight per full bin approx. 1200 tot 1600 kilo


Storage advice Muscat squash


In the store
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.

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



Usage tips Muscat squash


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



Calendar Muscat squash


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France
Honduras
Portugal


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Growing areas Muscat squash


Muscat Growth

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