Squash, Winter : Minnesota Sweet
Small, flat pumpkins run 4-5 lbs.
Thick fleshed fruits are very sweet and flavorful, making great pies.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita moschata
Harvest when stems begin to shrivel or you can no longer pierce the skin with a thumbnail, but be sure to harvest before the first hard frost.
The yellow flesh contain complex carbohydrates, Vitamins B6, A and C. Winter squash is an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of potassium, niacin, lutein, and iron and thiamin.