September 7 – National Acorn Squash Day

National Acorn Squash Day

acorn squash

Food Facts on Squash

  •  A winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh.
  •  Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes.
  •  The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top.
  •  Acorn squashes typically weigh one to two pounds and are between four and seven inches long.
  •  Acorn squash is very easily grown.