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Carnival squash has a deeply furrowed top-shape and a variegated pattern of orange and green stripes. Its thick exterior is spotted and striped with white, orange, yellow and green, depending on its level of maturity. The presence of post-harvest green coloring indicates that the squash is still at its peak maturity. As the squashes ages, it will eventually only maintain orange and cream colors. The raw flesh of the Carnival squash is pale orange in color with a large and fibrous seed cavity. It is semi-dry and firm in texture, fragrant and mildly sweet. The squash's true flavors only emerge once cooked, as the rich flesh becomes buttery, nutty and sweet.
Carnival squash is available in the fall and winter.
Carnival squash, botanically known as Cucurbita pepo, is a hybrid of the sweet dumpling squash and the acorn squash. The Carnival squash was developed by Ted Superak, with the original intent to improve upon the sweet dumpling squash. The color variance in the rind of the Carnival squash is the result of seasonal temperature variations. Warmer temperatures produce Carnival squash with slightly more pronounced green stripes.