Winter Squash – Carnival

Winter Squash, Carnival (C. Pepo)
Carnival (C. Pepo)

The carnival squash is acornish shaped, hard skinned, with hard skin. The inner flesh has a mellow taste like sweet potatoes.  The carnival squash can be baked, pureed, or steamed to be served as a side dish seasoned with butter and herbs, or used as a base for soups and stews.

Species

Cucurbita

Genus

Pepo

Classification

Squash

Family

Acorn

Days To Maturity

85-95 days

Fruit Size

A small to medium sized squash ranging in diameter from 5 to 7 inches.

Weight

2-5 lbs

Skin Color

multi-colored

Habit

Bush

Seed Depth

½ – 1″

Seeds Per group

4 -6

Seed Spacing

6″

Space Between Hills

4 – 6′

Day To Germination

7 – 14

Thin To (Plants Per hill)

2

Year Introduced

Unknown

Heirloom

No (F1) – Across between acorn and sweet dumpling

Resistance

Unknown

Usage

Edible – Very good food qualities

Storage

Good Keeper

Space Saver

Can be planted in your landscaping or in a very large pot.

Substitution

 substitutes for Acorn or sweet dumpling

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