Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Carnival Squash

So not technically a Pumpkin, but still in the Cucurbita genus this colorful Carnival Squash is similar in shape to an Acorn squash. The flesh is multicolored in creamy yellow, dark green and an orange mottled pattern. This pattern presents itself differently each year depending on the temperatures of the growing season. Hot weather creates more green tones. This year has been cool, which explains the orange coverge. The flesh is more fibrous than acorn and not as sweet. I personally prefer Acorn squash for eating, but you can't beat the fun colors of this Carnival Squash!

For more interesting pumpkin varieties, visit the Iron Oak Farm Pumpkin Page.

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