Festiwal Dyni 2014
#01 from the left: Buttercup - Hokkaido - Gray Star - patison - Racer
#02 from the left: Sucrine du Berry - yellow patison - Rouge Vif d'Étampes
#04 from the left: Racer - Sucrine du Berry - yellow patison
#05 from the left: Hokkaido - Crown Prince - Musquée de Provence (Provencal nutmeg)
#11 Every year I am waiting impatiently for the opening of the pumpkin season, to check whether, apart from these favorites, I also find some new varieties and that's what I always look for in the first place; This time I went, for example, to the charming little Lil 'Pump-Ke-Mon , who came home with us :)
#12 Lil 'Pump-Ke-Mon ( Cucurbita pepo ), American variety; slightly flattened, creamy fruits with colored stripes, weight on the middle approx. 700 g (a diameter of approx. 12 cm). The pulp is light yellow, delicate, slightly sweet. Also ideal for baking. It can be stored for approx. 4-6 months.
#13 Speckled Hound ( Cucurbita maxima ); extremely decorative variety, at the same time very tasty interior; has a yellow-orange, fairly dry flesh, slightly sweet, with a nutty flavor (fruit weighing about 4-5 kg). It can be stored for approx. 5-6 months.
#14 Galeux d'Eysines ( Cucurbita maxima ), a French variety from the Bordeaux region, also extremely decorative; pastel pink peel and orange, delicate, slightly sweet flesh (fruit from 5 to 20 kg). Unfortunately, it should not be stored for too long - up to 3 months.
#15 There is a question mark next to the name of the next pumpkin, for unfortunately you were not sure about it ... According to what I found in pumpkin literature, it may be a Portuguese pumpkin ( French Verruqueux du Portugal ), but if someone has more complete information about I will gladly find out more about this copy :)
#16 Heart of Gold ( Cucurbita pepo ) is a pumpkin from the Acorn family, which I also like very much. It has a heart-shaped shape, cream-green fruits with a length of Wed. 12 cm and weighing approx. 700 g (to kilogram). Like most Acorns, it has a light cream-yellow flesh with a slightly nutty flavor. It is also great for raw food, although I usually bake it. It can be stored for approx. 4-6 months.
#17 Confection ( Cucurbita maxima ); a relatively new variety, from the same family as Crown Prince. Fruit slightly flattened, gray, weighing up to 2 kg. Flesh yellow-orange, dry, slightly sweet. It can be stored for 6 - 8 months.
#18 Orange Butternut ( Cucurbita moschata ) is a Hungarian variety, extremely aromatic and delicate (equally tasty on a raw); pulp is very orange, fruit on average weighing 1.5 - 2 kg. It can be stored for approx. 8-10 months.
#19 Butterfly is a variety with an Italian origin; large, slightly ribbed fruit weighing 2-4 kg, orange pulp, delicate and aromatic. It can be stored for approx. 8-12 months.
#20 Pennsylvania ( Dutch Croockneck ) is a variety of quite large, slightly 'rolling up' fruits (can reach a weight of 6 to 10 kg). Creamy skin and orange, slightly sweet flesh. It can be stored for approx. 8-10 months.
( unfortunately, as I mentioned at the beginning of the entry, our this year's specimens are much smaller than they should ... )
#21 Provencal pumpkin mace (from the family of pumpkins musk , as mentioned above Butternuty) is absolutely not in my kitchen novelty, that I bought, however, has quite a unique spherical shape (and by the way is smaller than the standard size), though usually looks like this:
#22 It has a delicate, aromatic, juicy flesh with a very fruity (almost melon) smell and taste; I like to use it raw ( eg by preparing juice from it - click ), it is also ideal for salads, soups and any preparations for which we do not need dry flesh.
#23 And finally my beloved Hokkaido , which I can not miss.