Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fuku Pumpkin

Only in Japan..

It's a unique white pumpkin capped with orange beret which grown in a plastic greenhouse at a farm in the Gifu Prefecture city of Takayama. It's quite different from the ordinary Japanese Pumpkin or Kabocha. As the color and shape don't change even after one year fom harvesting, the 'Fuku Pumpkins', which are as big as a baby's head and weight about 700 grams, are popular among tourists and sold at the city's famous mornig market in Miyagawa district.

Fuku Pumpkins
(Picture courtesy of Mainichi News)

I wonder how they taste?

(source: Mainichi News)


Miss Zane said...

You meant it can be stored up to a year ???
Weird form.. Yeah, I wonder how it tastes ! :D

Rashai said...

Miss Zane, Yup a year! so it's kinda decoration only, I guess..

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

I wonder why the Japanese loves to create strange shapes of fruit.. last time was a square watermelon, the one that I know.. who knows what else..

yep, I wonder how it taste too..

Rashai said...

Jeanne, you're rite, their creativity is really out of the box, they got 'love-shaped watermelon too!..