Winter Squash

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Buying Tips

Winter squash is available all year long and is at its peak from early fall through the winter. Choose heavy squash with a smooth, hard, richly colored rind. Look for pre-cut pieces of large squash, such as the hubbard.


The most common varieties of winter squash include acorn, buttercup, butternut, hubbard, pumpkin, spaghetti, and turban. Other varieties include calabaza, cushaw, delicata, golden nugget, kabocha, and vegetable marrow.

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