The Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash is a diminutive winter squash that grows to be about the size of an extra-large apple. Its light yellow flesh is sweet and incredibly delicious. This squash is highly nutritious, and is high in vitamin A and C as well as beta-carotene. Ideally, you should plant a Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash in your garden for a fall and winter harvest.
Sweet Dumpling is a very sweet, tender orange flesh and an acornish shape with ivory skin with dark green stripes. The Sweet dumpling is about the perfect size for having and filling with a meat stuffing for a nice two-person meal starter.
You can steam, microwave, or puree Sweet Dumpling winter squash. You can also bake or stuff the squash. Once it is cooked, it makes an excellent stuffed winter squash or a great pumpkin pie. It stores well, too, and is a good option for one-person meals. However, you should consider the storage time before making a pie, because Sweet Dumpling winter squash does not keep well.
|Days To Maturity||100-110 days|
|Fruit Size||A small to medium-sized squash ranging in diameter from 5 to 7 inches.|
|Weight||¾ to 1 lb|
|Skin Color||Ivory skin with dark green stripes|
|Habit||Medium length vines|
|Seed Depth||½ – 1″|
|Seeds Per group||4 -6|
|Space Between Hills||4 – 6′|
|Day To Germination||7 – 14|
|Thin To (Plants Per hill)||2|
|Usage||Edible – Very good food qualities|
|Storage||Sweet Dumpling winter squash does not keep well.|
|Space Saver||Can be planted in your landscaping or in a very large pot. Also, can be grown vertically.|
|Substitution||substitutes for Acorn or carnival|