Honeynut Squash

Al's Grower's Choice brings you select varieties of plants that have been chosen for their taste, hardiness and bloom. They are unique, hand picked plants and vegetables that our growers believe work best in our climate and terrains.

This week we feature 'Honeyhut' Squash

What Is It?

A winter squash with sweet, orange flesh similar to that of a pumpkin but with a nutty flavor

Why We Chose It:

This type of squash can be used in a wide variety of recipes, be it baked, roasted, sauteed, or pureed, and because of the hard rind, can be stored for up to 4 months after harvest. 'Honeynut' is perfect for containers because it has compact vines and produces high yields of smaller, individual-sized fruit.

How To Grow It:

Plant in full sun, in well-drained, compost rich soil, and water regularly during the growing season. Harvest by cutting the stems 1" from the fruit when the stem is starting to dry and the skin is beginning to harden, about 80 days after planting. Store squash in a cool area away from direct sunlight.