Pumpkin Small Sugar
Pumpkins have been cultivated for centuries by Central and North American tribes. This delicious variety is bred for a naturally high sugar content which ensures wonderfully sweet flesh, delicious for pies, soups and roasting. The 1.5-2kg fruits are a practical size to grow and cook.
How To Grow
In a prepared garden bed. Sow seed 15mm (1/2in) deep direct in final position. Sow 3-4 seeds in clumps, later thinning to two strongest seedlings. Seedlings emerge 7-14 days. Allow 100cm (3ft) between rows and 50cm (20in) between clumps. Keep plants well watered.
When To Plant
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Pumpkin & Mushroom Risotto
- 1 cup diced pumpkin
- 10 small mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tbs butter
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion diced finely
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 3 -4 cups hot stock (chicken or vegetable)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Sauté the onion and garlic in butter and oil in a frypan. Add the rice and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Stir in the pumpkin and mushrooms.
- Once combined add 1 cup of the hot stock and cook at a gentle simmer, stirring frequently until the liquid is almost all absorbed. Add stock one cup at a time until the stock is all absorbed and the rice is tender. This takes about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese and parsley. Season to taste.