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    'Wedding & Events'

    Inspiration Page

    For FloraPodium, the year 2020 is inspired by Weddings and Events. We try to give you a small glimpse into the world of Wedding and Events flowers in different ways; for instance by highlighting a special product that we think is particularly suitable for events, but also by offering interesting facts and news, but most of all by including photos of flower arrangements and decorations for inspiration. Have you seen or made something special and would you like to share it with us? Then send your photos to: 

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    Cucurbita

    from nursery Reijnensierteelt

     

    Although we are all still fully enjoying the summer, the first typical autumn products are slowly returning to the market. Pumpkins and gourds should of course not be missing in autumn. Grower Hans Reijnen showed us a number of beautiful varieties from his range.

    Gourds and pumpkins come in many shapes, sizes, colors and sizes. Many varieties are a true delicacy and are often used in the kitchen. Most pumpkin and gourd species belong to the genus Cucurbita, they belong to the cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae). The most famous varieties are the Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita pepo. They originally grow in Central and South America.

    The maxima already reveals its most important characteristic by its name. These varieties are big! The maxima varieties generally have a lot and soft flesh. They are easy to hollow out and are therefore perfect to be used for fun Halloween decorations or for consumption (Uchiki Kuri and Jarrahdale).

    The pepo varieties are much harder and often have much less pulp, making them less suitable for consumption. The ornamental value is many times higher with these varieties than the taste. Although there are, of course, exceptions. The zucchini also falls under the pepo varieties and we as you know we really love to use them in the kitchen.

     

    FloraPodium, 17 September 2020

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    Cucurbita maxima "Halloween gezicht'"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Blue Hubbard"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Yellow Crookneckt'"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Yougoslavian Finger Green"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Halloween"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Flat Striped"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Uchiki Kuri"
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    Cucurbita maxima "Jarrahdale"

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