(Click on pic for more info) Winter Squash is highly nutritious long term (generally) storage food. Unlike summer squash, it is harvested & eaten in the mature fruit stage & the skin has hardened into a tough rind. At this stage, most varieties of this fruit can be stored for use during the winter. Winter squash is generally cooked before being eaten & the skin or rind is not usually eaten as it is with summer squash.

Boston Marrow Squash (pre 1831) (Cucurbita Maxima)
Boston Marrow Squash (pre 1831) (Cucurbita Maxima)
An absolute favourite of mine that I wouldn't be without! Very easy to slice up. See video here. The flesh is golden orange, fine-grained and makes the best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted! A very reliable squash that stores very well if properly cured. This truly outstanding squash is not only gorgeous to look at with its glowing, bright orange exterior, but is equally gorgeous in its interior goodness. The nutrition just about jumps out at you. Very easy to grow, squash does require a fertile soil. Weighing from eleven to over fifty-two pounds each, they average about twenty-five pounds. (my largest was 38 lbs)  
not rated $3.95 Add to cart