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Muscat pumpkin

Muscat pumpkins carry a lot of weight

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Muscat pumpkins are still a long way from the weight of the world's largest pumpkin ever (700 kilos). Nevertheless, this variety can also produce unusually large fruits. Specimens of up to 100 kilos are common, although the counter starts at 'only' 3 kilos. Muscat pumpkins get their name from the flavour that tends towards nutmeg, with a pleasant sweetness.

Its shape has all the characteristics of a typical pumpkin: oval in shape, wide and ribbed. Underneath its skin is beige-orange to cinnamon-orange flesh. The skin often has spots or stripes. The flesh is dark yellow.

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Storage advice

  • Transport and storage: Muscat pumpkins are always kept refrigerated during transport and storage. The perfect temperature is 12˚C.
  • Shop: The regular fresh produce shelf is an excellent place to display muscat pumpkins.

Our muscat pumpkins are grown in:

South Africa, Morocco, Spain and France

Packaging options

  • Loose per package of 10 kg
  • Bucket of 500 kg

Muscat pumpkins are available in the well-known EAT ME packaging. If you prefer a private label, please contact our account managers.

Recipes & preparation tips

Preparing muscat pumpkins is easy: cut the fruit in half vertically. This allows consumers to remove the fibres and seeds. A vegetable peeler is ideal for removing the skin before using the flesh – chopped into pieces – for further preparation. Apart from traditional pumpkin soup, muscat pumpkin is also delicious grated on pancakes!

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