The skin is dark green with light green stripes, and the sweetness is strong and the smooth texture is impressive. Among the fruit vegetables, it seems to prefer a cool climate. In Tohoku and Hokkaido, it seems to be suitable for a wide range of purposes, including pipe greenhouses, precocious tunnels, and open-field cultivation. It seems that tunnel precocious cultivation is the most suitable in the west of Kanto. It has a wide range of soil adaptability, fertilizer resistance and quickness resistance, and it is hard to vine among pumpkins, so it seems that it can be cultivated in a slightly fertile area.
As one of the leading squash producing areas in Southern Hokkaido, various types of pumpkins are produced, including the “Miyako squash”. Among them, around Komagatake, it seems that pumpkins are being actively cultivated by taking advantage of the well-drained volcanic ash soil deposited by past eruptions.
Miyako squash won the highest award in the field of organic farming at the 19th Environmental Conservation Agricultural Promotion Contest on January 23, 2014. Awards are given to farmers who are enthusiastically working on improving management and technology with the aim of establishing sustainable agriculture by practicing environment-friendly agriculture such as organic farming and agricultural production process management. The “Environmental Conservation Agricultural Promotion Contest” has been held since 1995, but the name has been changed to “Sustainable Agriculture Promotion Contest” from 2017, and a new GAP department has been added.