Whilst the giant pumpkins and the large carving pumpkins have been going out for a few weeks now, today marked the first of the ‘eating’ pumpkins to be gathered.
Uchiki Kuri is actually a winter squash with a taste far superior to pumpkin. They are very early to mature and have superb storage characteristics.
With smooth butter coloured flesh and a hard bright sunset orange coloured rind has a pronounced, distinctive chestnut flavour.
Uchiki Kuri Squash is also known by a variety of names: commonly known as Potimarron or Onion Squash because of its shape, and is also known as Japanese squash, Orange Hokkaido or Red Kuri squash.