Pumpkin Muscat de Provence, cultivation and recipes

Betweenpumpkinsmost consumed in Italian kitchens, there is the species Curcubita moschatawith all itsvariety. Thevariety of pumpkinsof the Curcubita moschata species are numerous, besides thePumpkin from Provencewe mention the pumpkin from Naples, the trumpet courgette from Albenga and the Butternut pumpkin.

TherePumpkin from Provenceit has a flattened fruit that can reach a weight of about 15 kg. The peel of thePumpkin from Provenceit is brozato-ocher in color and has very marked grooves.

  • Pumpkin Muscat of Provence, ideal for soups and risottos

In the kitchen, thePumpkin from Provenceit is appreciated for the quality of its pulp. The pulp has an intense orange color, is thick and very tasty, it is recommended for the preparation of soups, soups and risottos.

See the recipes ideal to prepare withPumpkin from Provence:
-cream of pumpkin
-pumpkin soup
- risotto with pumpkin

If stored in a cool and dry place, it can be stored for a long time, even for three or five months.

The properties of the pumpkin
TherePumpkin from Provenceit is loved for its flavor and nutritional properties. The pulp of thepumpkinit is low-calorie and contains a high concentration of water (up to 94 percent), is rich in fiber and has a very low percentage of simple sugars. Among its properties we point out that it is particularly rich in vitamins A, C and beta-carotene, in mineral salts such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus.

  • Pumpkin Muscat of Provence, cultivation

Sowing thePumpkin from Provenceit is carried out at a depth of three centimeters or a little less; to establish the exact depth at which to bury the seeds, simply measure the diameter of the seed. The correct depth of sowing is equal to three times the average seed diameter.

Each seed should be placed at a distance of 60-150cm on the row and 150-200cm between the rows.

  • When to grow the pumpkin muscat de Provence?

Sow indoors, in a greenhouse or in a seedbed
Like the others variety of pumpkinsof the speciesCucurbit moschata, thePumpkin from Provenceit should be sown between February and March in a greenhouse with transplantation in April and May.

  • Sowing in the open field

In the open field the Pumpkin from Provence it should be sown between April and June.

  • When to harvest the pumpkin?

Harvesting is generally done 125 days after sowing, between July and November.

  • Where to buy the seeds of the pumpkin muscat de Provence

Do-it-yourself production of seeds is not recommended because thepumpkinit is a monoecious plant, that is, in which the female reproductive parts are located on a flower and the male ones on another flower of the same plant. Pollination takes place by insects that are capable of carrying pollen even at considerable distances, so in a family garden it is difficult to obtain pure seeds ofPumpkin from Provencesince the crops in our countryside are almost always at close range with other gardens where other varieties of pumpkins could be grown; the seed obtained could be a cross and no more of the desired variety.

The seeds can be found for a few euros at a trusted nursery or with online sales, on Amazon there is no shortage of classic sachets of seeds, for all the information I invite you to visit "this Amazon page".

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