Winter Squash Primer

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BUTTERNUT

Waltham (left) and bush (right) types.  Both have very small seed cavities and deep orange delicious flesh.  Great for soups or eating on its own.

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DELICATA

One of the most popular, long-keeping squash we grow. Its flavor improves in storage.

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CARNIVAL

Looks like a funky-colored acorn, but is tastier and better keeping.

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ORANGE CUTIE, SUNSHINE, OR EASTERN RISE

All three of these varieties are Kabocha types.  This is our new favorite winter squash.  The dry, sweet flesh is a great substitute for sweet potato.

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BURGESS BUTTERCUP

This large-fruited buttercup type is very similar in taste to kabocha; dry and sweet.

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SWEET DUMPLING

The flesh is sweet and similar to Delicata.  The smaller size makes it appropriate when you want a single serving.  We found the plants to be very prolific.

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SMALL WONDER SPAGHETTI SQUASH

A more basket-friendly version of the giant vegetable spaghetti squash we have grown in the past.  Our favorite source for wheat-free pasta. We use it for the Oriental Noodle Salad recipe (elsewhere on the web site).

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SWEET REBA OR AUTUMN DELIGHT ACORN

Everybody’s favorite Thanksgiving squash.

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THELMA SAUNDERS SWEET POTATO SQUASH

These heirloom squash are tasty and long-lasting. Similar to acorn squash.

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SUGAR PUMPKINS

Perfect for pies or even bulking up other squash varieties.  We like to make a pumpkin curry, too.

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