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Decorative when whole and painted and sometimes used as a soup bowl.
Good quality pumpkin will be hard and heavy for its size.
Avoid pumpkin that is very light for its size or has even a single soft spot.
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
Pumpkins without any signs of decay can be stored in a cool, dry place at 45°F to 60°F for up to a month, or refrigerated for up to three months.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
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.
Acorn Squash Season
Acorn squash is available year-round with a peak from October through December. Danish squash from Northern states is available May through October.
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