Squash ‘Potimarron’ (Cucurbita maxima, Hubbard Squash) (Winter)
A famous French heirloom, the name Potimarron derives from potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Potimarron is one of the very best for baking and roasting, fruits reach 1.25-1.75 kilos (3-4lbs) in weight with an aromatic chestnut like taste. Great for storage we harvest from late august to consume immediately. The main harvest for us is in October making sure its before the first frost, we then store them in our cellar on shelves or old pallets. We can still consuming them in good condition in February of the following year.
Culinary note: The flowers are edible.
- Flowering Period: June, July, August
- Sowing Months: April, May
- Position: full sun
Recipe: This and most squashes are very versatile for many recipes so I will use our simplest for this example.