|Cushaw squash in the field (my foot for reference)|
The other amazing crop is white cushaw squash. It is a real thing and it is amazing. It tastes a 1000 times better than pumpkin. White cushaw is an heirloom squash from the south (1891). It is easy to grow (so I've been told), resistant to squash bugs, and yields a lot of giant squash. When I say giant- I mean giant-- they weigh 30-40 pounds.
I ended up with a squash (be still my heart) and here is what I did:
I chopped up the neck of the squash, peeled it, diced it, and froze it in vacuum bags for the winter. It made a ton. I will use it in soups, pies, and casseroles this winter.
|Bags of diced squash|
|The inside of the squash|
I let it cool, pureed, drained, and froze it in vacuum bags.
|Draining the squash- it has the consistency of baby food|