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About Black Futsu squash
The Black Futsu is an uncommon Japanese winter squash. This variety is easy to pick out from a crowd because of its black rind covered in warts and bumps. However, as a Black Futsu matures, its rind yellows and then turns gray. A little while longer on the vine, the gray starts to offer orange and greenish hues.
When you cut the Black Futsu squash open, it should reveal flesh that's bright orange. The flesh of the Black Futsu is described as having a flavor between pumpkins and chestnuts. The flesh is buttery and sweet with slight hints of nuttiness. Once you open it up, you should see that the skin is very thin.
Black Futsu squash range from the size of a grapefruit to about three times as large. On average, they weigh anywhere from three to five pounds.
The Black Futsu squash has been cultivated in Japan for centuries. This squash is traditionally prepared during celebrations for the winter solstice in Japan. It's often mixed with red beans in sweet bean soups, which offer good luck as the days begin to grow longer. Since the Black Futsu has an impressive shelf life, many people save them to enjoy during the winter months.
Though the Black Futsu squash is a somewhat rare item, it is rising in popularity in the United States and Europe. You may be able to find the Black Futsu in grocery stores that specialize in produce or farmer's markets near you. Many independent growers choose to add the Black Futsu to their garden to enjoy their hardiness, staying power, and unique appearance.
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