[NAFEX] off topic--pumpkins squash
mijwiz at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 9 09:34:20 EDT 2010
My favorite is buttercup. Last year, my buttercup did much better than my butternut, and they stored fine until March. They were starchy like a potato when I first picked them, but very sweet after storage. And they were completely smooth and dense, and free of stringiness. I didn't bother to bake them into pies, since they were a dessert as-is.
But I'm not really qualified to advise you from down here in zone 5. I'm not trying to get rid of you, but I wonder if someplace like the Far North Forum would give you better responses:
--- On Thu, 4/8/10, Matt Demmon <mdemmon at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Matt Demmon <mdemmon at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] off topic--pumpkins squash
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 10:43 PM
> Butternut squash. Reliable, and makes
> some of the best pie in my
> opinion. Usually most productive in our coolish, shorter
> Although not as short as yours I imagine.
> z5 se MI
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>
> > What do you recommend for pumpkin pie and bakery?
> Pumpkins or squash?
> > What varieties. I live in zone 2 so they have to be
> short season.
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