Winter Squash, Lower Salmon River
Drought-tolerant, early, and keeps for up to a year due to its hard skin, which prevents rot and mouse damage.Fun variations in shape and color--some have turbans, and some are darker--but all are peach to orange, round, and average about 7 lbs. When I say early, I am not kidding--direct-sown on July 12, it was the only winter squash that matured by October. The flavor is sweet and rich, and the texture is solid and dry enough to be comforting, but moist and smooth enough for good pie. An Idaho heirloom from the Abundant Life collection, this has been virtually unknown to all but a few. Recently several chefs have discovered its great eating quality. Our seed was grown by Fruitilicious Farm.