WE WERE really impressed by the uniform good looks of the fruits of Smoothie Pumpkin, a new hybrid just released by Known-You Seed of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The fruit with light brown rind and yellow flesh weighs about three kilos.
PROLIFIC – It is a prolific variety that matures in 90 days after sowing. It is adapted to areas with 15 to 32 degrees Celsius temperature. It could be planted under mid-elevation areas or during the cold months in the lowland like December to February.
SIMPLE COOKING – In Taiwan, they have a simple way of cooking without any garnishing. The fruit with the insides removed is cut to pieces about 1.5 inch square of 1.5 x 2- inch pieces and steamed until fully cooked, soft with mealy consistency.
HOPEFULLY, Known-You Philippines will conduct field trials in the Philippines to ascertain its adaptability to local conditions.