This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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Fairytale pumpkins are available in the fall.
The Fairytale pumpkin, also known as Musque De Provence is a member of the species Cucurbita moschata. This heirloom variety pumpkin is prized for its excellent flavor and also for its unique shape and coloring.
Fairytale pumpkins have deep ribs, a brownish-mahogany color, a smooth exterior and a sturdy stem. Slightly flattened these pumpkins average eight to twenty-five pounds and have thick, sweet, vibrant orange hued flesh. Their appearance is reminiscent of the pumpkin/carriage in the classic fairytale, Cinderella.
Fairytale pumpkins can be used in any pumpkin recipe. Their sweet flavor is highlighted well in desserts and used as filling in pies and tartlets. Puree to make pumpkin butter or soups. Roasting or grilling will enhance the sweet flavor of the Fairytale pumpkin. This pumpkin can also be eaten fresh when cut from the middle as you would a wedge of cheese and then slicing very thinly.
At first growing dark green, sunlight eventually turns the color of this variety to its unusual color when reaching maturity. An old variety native to France, it is still today popular in France where cut wedges of it are sold in markets. The Fairytale pumpkin was first introduced to the American market in 1899 by Vaughn’s Seed Store of Chicago.
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Encinitas Farmers Market
Near Encinitas, California, United States
About 81 days ago, 11/12/14
Spotter's comments : Fairytale Pumpkins spotted at Encinitas Farmers Market.
Comercial Mexicana Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 448 days ago, 11/10/13
Spotter's comments : Fairytale Pumpkins spotted at Comercial Mexicana.
Ballard Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 463 days ago, 10/26/13
Spotter's comments : Fairytale Pumpkins spotted at Ballard Market. There are so many options...it's hard to decide!!!
chachos Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 465 days ago, 10/24/13
Spotter's comments : Fairytale Pumpkins spotted at chachos. $9.99/lb
la costa fruitstand Near Encinitas, California, United States
About 507 days ago, 9/12/13
Spotter's comments : Fairytale Pumpkins spotted at la costa fruitstand.