Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest 2020

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 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you! Really pleased with the squash harvest this year!

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  1. Neil says:

    They look fantastic.I will have to try growing butternut squash next year.


    1. Thank you, Neil. Yes do give them a go, these are Sweetmax and can grow quite large.


  2. Karen says:

    We always find Crown Prince reliable. Hours look fabulous!


    1. 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.


  3. Karen says:

    Hours! Yours. Yours look fabulous!


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