All of the winter squash and pumpkins have been harvested and I’m pretty pleased with what I have grown. The butternut squash were a huge success this year, lovely big fruits and plenty of them. This is what I have left to use and store after giving some away to other plot holders.
Every year I try to include Sweet Dumpling winter squash in my growing plans, apart from being adorable to look at they taste great! I like baking them whole, cut the top off and scoop out the seeds then replace the top as a lid and cook for 30 – 40 mins until the skin is browned and flesh soft. The taste is very similar to roast chestnuts.
I grew my favourite pumpkin variety in my garden at home, Rouge Vif D’Etampes. I harvested 6 lovely pumpkins and I’ve already made several pumpkin and raisin cakes. One of the pumpkins grew absolutely huge, it was a struggle to lift it for the photo below taken by my son, thankfully he grabbed it from me before I dropped it on my foot! This one will feed my chickens, they love pumpkins as much as I do.
Next year I plan to add a couple more varieties to the pumpkin and squash list, do you have a favourite?
7 thoughts on “Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest 2020”
Thank you! Really pleased with the squash harvest this year!
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They look fantastic.I will have to try growing butternut squash next year.
Thank you, Neil. Yes do give them a go, these are Sweetmax and can grow quite large.
We always find Crown Prince reliable. Hours look fabulous!
Hi Karen, I’ve heard many good things about Crown Prince, particularly the taste being very good. One for next year I feel! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment.
Hours! Yours. Yours look fabulous!