What is *Your* Favorite Winter Squash ?

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We grow the traditional winter squashes —  acorn, butternut and buttercup, all of which we get from High Mowing Organic Seeds

This year we will add:

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Galeux D’ Eysines

A beautiful heirloom squash. This flattened, round 10-15 lb fruit has a gorgeous salmon-peach colored skin that is covered with large warts! The sweet orange flesh is used in France for soups and also can be baked. A nice French heirloom.

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A beautiful squash striped in red, orange, green and white. A very old variety from France (pre-1820). Fine thick orange flesh; good sized fruit. Unique.

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A longtime favorite on Long Island very popular for pies. Flat, lightly ribbed fruit look like a wheel of cheese with buff colored skin. A very good keeper of excellent quality; 6-10 lbs. each; a beautiful heirloom variety.

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Blue Hubbard

Huge, teardrop-shaped fruit weigh 15-40 lbs and have sweet, fine-grained, golden flesh. Great for baking, pies, and soup. The hard, blue-gray shell helps these keep for long periods in storage. Gregory Seed Company introduced this fine New England variety in 1909, and Mr. Gregory considered this his best introduction.

These four less traditional winter squashes will be in our 2013 garden and the seeds came from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

SO!  What is *Your* Favorite Winter Squash?  Let us all know what you grow and how well it stores.  Our goal here is to reach the point where we grow all the squash we will need for a year…… and we like and use a lot of squash!

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One Response to What is *Your* Favorite Winter Squash ?

  1. Mary Carmen February 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    I need to get some squash seeds, will check out High Mowing. My favorite is Acorn.

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