Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
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Papaya squash is available mid-summer into fall.
The papaya squash size ranges from a golf ball to a baseball and has a pear-like shape. The papaya squash has a vibrant yellow outer skin and tender flesh. Papaya squash's inner flesh has a sweet flavor reminiscent of the papaya. The inner flesh is a white to light green color and offers a somewhat starchy consistency.
This summer squash can be prepared like any summer variety. Toss in stir-fries that last minute of cooking. Do not overcook to preserve its delicate tender texture. Include in grilled, sautéed or roasted vegetable medleys. Excellent garnish for savory main entrées with its colorful and cheerful personality. Ideal for stuffing. To store, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
One of the very first summer squashes to appear, this squash is sometimes called "papaya pear." Fairly quick to grow, it is typically harvested about forty days from sowing the seed. Produced on a semi-bush plant that continually flourishes with these pretty little squashes, this variety takes less space in gardens and fields. Locally grown in California at Jaime Farms.