|Squash, unknown provenance, July 2017|
The seeds came from a grocery store specimen last autumn. It was a smallish orange one with fairly dense flesh, and not too sweet. We normally only see butternut squash at the store, which is not my favorite: I buy it because it's the only option. We really liked this little orange squash, and the sticker said it was British grown (i.e. theoretically better adapted to our climate), so I made a point of saving seed from it. Here's hoping I can save more seed again, this year from my own harvest.
Squash is a great vegetable to have, as it stores for a long while--making it an excellent winter vegetable. Ideally, I'd like to have enough squash in storage to eat one a week from December to April/May: 20-30 squashes. Realistically, I'll be lucky to get six (one per vine). If I get two per vine, I'll be ecstatic!