Acorn Squash

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Acorn Squash

Acorn squash, also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash, is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes (including zucchini and yellow crookneck squash).

As the name suggests, its shape resembles that of an acorn, and typically weigh one to two pounds being between four and seven inches long. Acorn squash is good and hardy to save throughout the winter in storage, keeping several months in a cool dry location such as a cold cellar.

Savory, sweet and nutritious, acorn squash is versatile and delicious. Check out our recipes.

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Color
    Dark Green
  • Select
    Look for tight florets with a hardy structure.
  • Store
    Keep your acorn squash in a cool, dry place and it can last for several months.

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