Acorn Squash - Sweet Dumpling Seed

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Acorn Squash - Sweet Dumpling Seed

A winter squash that is as equally aesthetic as it is appetizing. Plant produces small 4-5 inch cream fruits with green ribs.

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A winter squash that is as equally aesthetic as it is appetizing. Plant produces small 4-5 inch cream fruits with green ribs.

Sweet Dumpling Acorn Squash is so named because it is quite colorful, can be prepared many ways, and presents beautifully. It has a pleasant, mild flavor.

Plant produces small 4-5 inch cream fruits with green ribs. Sweet Dumplings have a tender orange flesh, that make it great for baking and stuffing. Also, a beautiful squash for fall decorating.

This is a gourmet type winter squash that is usually only found in specialty markets that sell for a high price.

The acorn-shaped Sweet Dumpling Squash has a pale skin with green markings and often ranges in size from 5 to 7 inches in diameter. Unlike summer squash (which are picked when immature and skins are tender),

Sweet Dumpling Squash have hard, thick skins and only the flesh is eaten. The delicious creamy meat can be baked or steamed then combined with butter and fresh herbs.

Selection & Storage: Choose squash that have a hard, deep-colored rind free of blemishes or moldy spots. Tender skin indicates immaturity or poor quality. The hard skin protects the flesh and allows it to store longer than summer squash. Store Winter Squash in a cool, preferably dark, well-ventilated area for up to one month. Wrap cut pieces in plastic and refrigerate up to five days.

100 days to maturity.

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