Does The Shape of A Fruit or Vegetable Change Its Taste?
Which Would You Prefer?
Recently at ECHO, questions arose about the taste and visual differences between varieties of the 'Tahitian Butternut' Pumpkin. These elongated, club-shaped fruits with dark-orange flesh vary in shape as cross pollination (between varieties) occurs.
Holly Sobetski, ECHO's Seedbank Manager, hosted a taste test among ECHO staff to rate the flavor of the following shapes:
- crook-necked (“creamy crook”)
- straight (“orange straight”)
The favorite flavor among ECHO staff was the “orange straight.” The results were based on texture, creaminess and butteriness of the pumpkin. Straight-shaped pumpkins are also considered easier to handle when prepping and cooking. Perhaps something to consider when selecting your next pumpkin!
So...what do you think? Which would you choose?