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Pumpkins & Squashes

“sweeter and nuttier flavour”

Pumpkins and squashes are unique, in so far as several species can be represented within the same crop. Winter squashes have a hard outer layer to protect the delicious, sweet flesh inside. Popular varieties include the large pear-shaped butternut squash, which has a creamy beige skin and deep orange-coloured flesh and the acorn, which has a sweeter and nuttier flavour. Both are delicious and both known for their versatility. Summer squashes are harvested before the rind hardens and the flesh matures and are better known as courgettes (zucchini) and marrows. Pumpkins are popular in the creation of both sweet and savoury dishes and for ornamental carving in some cultures.