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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Often baked with butter & brown sugar, but also excellent cubed and roasted or in soup.

Selection

Also called Table Queen and Danish squash, good-quality acorn squash will be firm, smooth-skinned and heavy for its size.

The coloring will be yellow-orange with some green.

Avoid

Avoid product that has soft spots, dull and wrinkled skin.

Storage

Hard types of squash can be stored longer than summer or soft squash because their skin is so hard and thick. Most hard squash varieties can be stored in a cool dry place for at least a month. If the squash has been cut into pieces, then wrap in a plastic

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

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  • Tips & Trivia
  • The Massachusett Indian word for "eaten raw" is "Askutasquash." An important Indian food, few white men shared the desire to eat squash raw, until recent years when raw summer squash types began to appear in salads.

    Squash was unknown in Europe until early explorers returned from America with squash seeds.

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