Pumpkin seed production is common in all district villages of Nevşehir province. The farmers in the region have increased the quality of the product by continuing the zucchini confectionery farming with their long years of experience. Thanks to the suitability of the climate and the fertility of the soil structure, pumpkin seed cultivation continues its development and increases rapidly.
In the pumpkin seed production process, stages such as plant selection, soil preparation, planting, fertilization, hoeing, irrigation and harvesting are meticulously managed. To support the growth of plants, fertilization is based on soil analysis and irrigation needs are taken into account. At the harvest stage, pumpkin seeds are carefully separated from the fruits and dried. Roasted pumpkin seeds are prepared for consumption by various processing methods. It is processed in two ways as freshly roasted and dry roasted. In fresh roasting, pumpkin seeds are roasted in hot ovens with special mixtures and made delicious. In dry roasts, dried beans are processed in a similar way to reveal their unique flavors.
Nevşehir Pumpkin Seeds, not only as a delicacy, but also as one of Nevşehir's geographical indication products, reflects the unique cultural heritage of the region. While this product satisfies the taste buds of both local people and visitors, it also keeps the local agricultural tradition alive.