[NAFEX] off topic--pumpkins squash

Michael Dossett phainopepla at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 9 13:46:21 EDT 2010

It's been interesting to see what people's opinions are on this.  The small sugar pumpkins tend to be much better than the jack-o-lantern types when it comes to pie, but I think even they are beat by other squashes.  I'm a little surprised to hear so many saying butternut as I've never been a huge fan of the butternut flavor in my pumpkin pies (though the texture is fantastic and I have had some butternuts that were awfully good).  I would second blue hubbard as being excellent, but it tends to need a long season.  My absolute favorite for pies would have to be sweet meat, hands down.  Unfortunately it is sometimes harder to find seeds for them as a lot of the major catalogs don't seem to have it.  Territorial seeds carries it, as well as "sugar hubbard" a sweet meat x blue hubbard hybrid.


I started my sweet meat seeds indoors last weekend :-)


Michael Dossett
Corvallis, Oregon
phainopepla at yahoo.com

--- On Thu, 4/8/10, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com> wrote:

> From: Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] off topic--pumpkins squash
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:03 PM
> 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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