Summer, winter, button, round, crookneck, spaghetti, Blue Hubbard.
Yes, these are all types of squash believe it or not and there’s more.Technically a fruit, squash is a rewarding summer ‘vegie’ to grow because of their vigorous growth, easy care and quick fruiting.
Squash come in a varied array of shapes, sizes and colours and as a result what may be a Squash
to one person may not be the stereo-typical Squash to another.
The name Squash is reputedly from the Narragansett native America Indian word ‘asktasquash’ which means ‘eaten raw or uncooked’. It is reportedly one of the oldest grown crops, having been cultivated for some 10,000 years. It was originally grown in North, Central and South America before explorers took it to Europe and the use and growing of Squash expanded from there.
Other topics covered include:
- Fruit failure