About Winter Squash

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About Winter Squash

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Health Facts

  • Squash contain high amounts of vitamin A + C.
  • Squash are naturally fat, cholesterol and sodium free.
  • Squash is low in calories.

How do you pick a good one?

  • Choose firm squash that are fairly heavy for their size.
  • Select exteriors that are bright and glossy.
  • Avoid squash with nicks, scratches or soft spots on their skin.

How do they grow?

Winter squash should be planted in June or July.  Some varieties grown on vines, while other grown on bushes.  Famers will place honeybee hives on the squash field edges to promote pollination and help the squash plant grow.

Did you know?

  • Squash is one of the most important vegetable crops in New Jersey.
  • There is a squash that looks like a large acorn.  It is thus called the “Acorn Squash”.
  • There is a squash that can e prepared like spaghetti, and it even tastes like spaghetti.  Guess what it’s called? Spaghetti Squash, of course.

 

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