Carnival Squash


Cream colored with orange spots or pale green with dark green spots in vertical stripes. Carnival Squash have hard, thick skins and only the flesh is eaten. It is sometimes labeled as a type of acorn squash.

The delicious yellow meat is reminiscent of sweet potatoes and butternut squash and can be baked or steamed then combined with butter and fresh herbs. Also great in soups.
Available year-round - is best late summer through early fall.


Other names: Cucurpita pepo

Physical Description

The carnival winter squash is a colorful, small, hard-skinned variety. Ranging five to seven inches in diameter, the light yellow, colorful skin is brushed with bright orange and vivid green markings.

Colors: light yellow/orange with green markings

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, opctober, november, december

Preparation and Use

They can be baked, steamed or made into soups.



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