Cucurbita maxima var. turbaniformis
French: courge turban
Origin: North America
Etymology: From the Algonquin Indian words askoot asquash, meaning “to eat green”
An annual plant with trailing stems, of the Cucurbitaceae family. Unlike summer squash, its skin is hard and inedible.
Has orangey or golden yellow flesh that is thick and dry, but mild and very sweet with nutty overtones. Turban squash measure 6-8” in diameter when mature and weigh about 3 lb. They can be used to add nutritional value to muffins, puddings and cookies.
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