Winter Squash

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Waldingfield always has a strong winter squash crop.  Durable, delicious, and remarkably varied, we look to have it available all fall and deep into each winter season.

 

Australian Butter: Big, beautiful, and bold! Aussies get a bad rap for their loutish behavior throughout the world, but this one has been nothing short of an angel for us. Very heavy, used as cannonballs when the iron ran out in the Solomon Islands in WWII.

Buttercup: Northern New England specialty that is attractive to everyone.

Cream of the Crop: White acorn. Need I say more?

Delicata: Unique long squash with vertical green stripes that has always been popular here.

Fordhook Acorn: Outstanding speed and versatility on this lad from the Midwest. Led the nation in number of children converted to squash eating, and many mothers are very appreciative.

Guatemala Blue Banana: “I see Blue…. He looks fabulous!” hey baby, did you think you wouldn’t get one reference the whole menu? C’mon dawg. Prize-winning heirloom seed from us to you.

Iran: We love our Muslim brothers and continue to support any efforts to spread peace and harmony throughout the world. These grow up to 25 lbs.

Kikuza: big-time heirloom seed from San Francisco where he set numerous records in the Pacific Coast League. Kikuza has made a smooth transition to the fields of Waldingfield and has even taught us some Japanese.

Queensland Blue: “Nice accent. New Jersey?” Some people are a little slow in recognizing the intense flavors and texture of this Aussie native, but we often seek out the cold, huddled masses to shelter and nurse back to health.

Sweet Dumpling: Small, round fruits that are good for single-serving with something inside.

Blue Hubbard: Escaped from Mother Hubbard’s cupboard and into the waiting arms of Waldingfield.

Tennessee Sweet Potato: Very old winter squash variety dating back to 1837 and new to Waldingfield Farm this year.

Tuffy: Silly name, but sweet taste will make converts of all doubting thomases. Black acorn type.

Turks Turban: What’s an organic farm without a little controversy? Others wanted Turk to remove his turban, but the leadership of Waldingfield Farm adamantly said no. We do not want anyone to have to do anything against their will. Besides, he’s the most colorful winter squash we got.

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