Orange Honeydew Melon
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Baby Tiger Squash
Inventory, 10 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 12/16/11
Baby Tiger squash is available spring and summer.
Baby Tiger squash is of the species, Cucurbita pepo, along with other squashes, gourds and pumpkins. There are essentially three types of squash: constricted neck, zucchini types and winter. Squashes vary from vine to bush type varieties, trailing vines tend to be more invasive and overwhelming. Tiger squash is simply a name given to a hybrid variety of scallopini squash that resembles a toy top.
Baby Tiger squash is petit in size, flattened and scalloped in shape with different tones of variegated green and yellow from blossom end to stem end. Its flesh is crisp yet cottony with a moist seed cavity. Its flavor is sweet, nutty and savory with peppered undertones. Though Tiger squash do not grow beyond an average of three inches in diameter, younger summer squash is chosen over mature squash as their seeds are barely developed and the flesh has a higher moisture content while mature squash's skin becomes drier and thicker and its flavor can decline, even become bitter. In addition to the fruit of the plant, the leaves and the flower (blossoms) are also edible.
Squashes are of New World origin, their importance as a crop evolving during the pre-Colombia era in the Americas. Dubbed garden overachievers, summer squash varieties are considered easy to grow, thriving in full sun, warm weather and rich moist organic soil. Summer squash varieties (free of pests, specifically vine borers) will bear at least two to three abundant harvests of fruit per season.