Kabocha and Japanese Pumpkin in Australia

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Japanese Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) and Kabocha (Cucurbita maxima) are members of the cucurbit or pumpkin family. In Japan, kabocha is known as nutty flavoured pumpkin (in Japanese - Kuri Kabocha) and commands quite high prices. Fruits are small (1.5-2.0 kg). New hybrids of the two species have smaller fruit, due to the higher fruit set rate. Kabocha is grown in Australia, for the domestic market and as a fresh (from Tasmania) and processed (from mainland Australia) product exported to Japan. Australia is, however, an insignificant supplier of the approximately 130,000 t imported annually to Japan.

Authors: 
Wendy Morgan
Authors: 
David Midmore
Publisher: 
RIRDC Australia
Year: 
2003