Shishigatani or Toonas Makino Pumpkin
(C. moschata) This unique Japanese pumpkin was developed in the Bunka era of the Edo period (1804-1818). This is one of our rarest and most historic varieties! The fruit is uniquely shaped, like a bottle gourd, and is ribbed and very warty. It is dark green, turning to tan at full maturity. The fine-grained flesh has a delicious, nutty flavor. Traditionally believed to keep people from getting paralysis if eaten in the hottest part of summer. Shishigatani pumpkin is a famous vegetable in Kyoto cuisine. Very rare and hard to find even in its native Japan.
Minimum Seed Count: 20