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Eight Ball Squash
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This item was last sold on : 09/29/12
Eight Ball squash is available in the summer months.
Eight Ball squash are a hybrid zucchini variety with a round shape. Other round squash varieties that are often confused with the eight ball are rond de nice and roly poly. The Eight Ball is a more recent variety with a more robust and nutty flavor than the older mild roly poly variety. Look for small squash one to four inches in diameter for the best texture and flavor. The squash have a shiny, speckled, green skin, and creamy, white flesh.
Eight Ball squash may be substituted for zucchini in most recipes. The size and shape of this summer squash variety are ideal for stuffing; slice off the top stem end, scoop out some of the interior and fill with meats, cheeses or nuts and grains. Eight Ball quash may also be steamed, baked, roasted or grilled as you would other summer squash. Dice and stir-fry or saute with garlic, onions, fresh herbs and spices. Slice thinly, layer with other sliced summer vegetables and bake. Keep dry and refrigerate until ready to use.
The Eight Ball squash is a fairly recent hybrid squash that is easy to grow in a home garden and should produce prolifically. If the squash don’t grow and produce after flowering, there may not be enough bees in the area and they can easily be hand pollinated. Remove the petals from a male flower that has a stamen. Rub the stamen lightly on the stigma of a female flower, which can be identified as it will be on the end of a small squash. The squash should grow over the next few days and be harvested when the flower falls off and the desired size is reached.
Recipes that include Eight Ball Squash. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Tasty Eats At Home||Lamb Stuffed Eight-Ball Squash or Zucchini|
|Beasley Farm of Brooksville||8-Ball Zucchini Casserole with Ground Beef|