Cucurbits Family

The Cucurbitaceae, also called cucurbits and the gourd family, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species in around 95 genera, the most important of which are: Cucurbita – squash, pumpkin, zucchini, some gourds.

At Harvest Moon, from this family we grow Grey and Butternut pumpkin. Grey pumpkin is a large, hard skinned blue-grey pumpkin with a full-flavoured, deep orange flesh. From silky soups, creamy risottos, sweet pies and scones, to the soft, caramelised baked pumpkin alongside the traditional Sunday roast, there could be no more comforting winter vegetable than the grey pumpkin. Butternut is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. It is a good source of fiber, potassium, and several other key nutrients. The nutritional content of pumpkin makes it beneficial for digestion, blood pressure, and for healthy skin and hair, among many other things!