Sweet potato squash, Bohemian squash
Late summer through late fall
Delicata squash are of the hard shelled or winter squash variety. It is one of the tastier winter squashes, with creamy pulp that tastes a bit like sweet potatoes. Also called sweet potato squash, the delicata squash has a pale yellow skin with medium green striations. Inside, the succulent yellow flesh tastes like a cross between sweet potatoes and butternut squash. The oblong delicata can range from 5 to 9 inches in length and 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. It's in season from late summer through late fall. Choose squash that are heavy for their size; avoid those with soft spots. Delicata squash can be stored up to 3 weeks at an average room temperature. As with other winter squash, the delicata is best baked or steamed.
Delicata squash is a good source of potassium, iron and vitamins A and C.
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Baked Delicata Squash