Patisson pumpkin

The Patisson pumpkin is a disc-shaped squash that grows in many different colours. The Patisson is available in a variety of sizes.

Patisson pumpkin
Patisson pumpkin

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Cultivation & harvest

A loose and nutrient-rich soil is optimal for growing patisson squash. In addition, the pumpkin needs a lot and regular watering during the growing season. Between July and November, the UFO pumpkin is available.


The small varieties taste similar to artichokes and are eaten whole. They are also ideal for preserving. Larger Patissons can be baked in the oven, for example.


Patisson pumpkin is very different in shelf life from other varieties of pumpkins, such as Hokkaido. This variety should be consumed quite quickly after purchase. You can store the Patisson pumpkin for a few days at most in a cool and dark place such as the cellar or refrigerator.