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Middle Eastern Squash
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Middle Eastern "Cousa Magda" is a summer squash available from June throughout the summer months.
Once sown, Middle Eastern squash matures in 48 days with high yields over a long season.
Middle Eastern "Cousa Magda" squash has a sweet, nutty flavor comparable with Zephyr. It's actually iconically known as the best tasting Middle Eastern "style" squash. The blocky, pale-green, tapered fruits have a smooth and shiny skin. They are optimally picked small, 3-4" long.
Stuff and roast, saute or grill. This zucchini is ideal for many cooking applications, just don't over cook it. It's thin skin and tender flesh require the briefest of heat.
Cousa is a Middle eastern squash that literally means "squash" in Arabic.