From Vilmorin Mikado Kyowa Co., Ltd., the variety name, “Kuribo” (Bochan Pumpkin), will be harvested at an integrated temperature of around 850 ° C (about 40 days) after fruit set, although it varies depending on the cultivation time and weather. As a guideline for the harvest time in terms of appearance, it is around the time when the cork with cracks circulates around the entire pericarp and the pericarp loses its luster as a whole. When actually harvesting, check the color and taste of the flesh to determine the final harvest time. Air dry in a cool, well-ventilated place for at least 7-10 days to dry the cuts and scratches on the fruit surface. At the same time, since the powder is strong and the sweetness is weak immediately after harvesting, air-drying promotes starch saccharification. It’s palm-sized and has a real taste, making it a popular mini pumpkin. It features a fruit weight of around 500 g, a black-green skin, and a dented fruit handle. Although it has smaller leaves than the large ball species, it is a fertile, multi-fruited species with strong grass for a long period of time. Wase species that can be obtained 40 to 45 days after flowering. It is strong powdery and sweet, and seems to have a lot of carotene.
Bochan pumpkin has three times as much sugar as general pumpkin and has a strong sweetness. Also, it can be eaten immediately after harvesting, but it seems to be more delicious when stored. Storage for at least 1 week to 10 days tends to increase the sugar content. Furthermore, if it is stored in a well-ventilated place at around 10 ° C for 1 month or more, it will ripen and become sweeter and more nutritious.
Oe Town, Nishimurayama District is a city with a typical basin climate with a large temperature range. The town has two rivers running through it, one is the Mogami River, one of the three major rapids in Japan, and the Tsukinuno River, which originates from the Asahi mountain range. Also, in the mountainous areas, the summers are hot and the winters are cold, and the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the blessings of nature produce delicious agricultural products. There are a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, flowers and trees, processed agricultural products, etc., and it seems that they are actively cultivating and producing seasonal products that match the season. As a commitment to agricultural products, it seems that apples and pears use unified fertilizers (oyster shells, crab shells) to maintain high quality and make the taste uniform. Also, due to the difference in temperature between day and night, it seems that high-quality crops can be harvested. Then, regarding the pesticides used, the control calendar is recorded, and JA and the producer cooperate to cultivate agricultural products that can be relieved. We are actively working on new things and continue to make delicious things.