Squash, Winter : Long of Naples
C. moschata) Large, oblong-butternut shaped fruit can weigh 20-35 lbs. The flesh is bright orange; flavor is superbly rich and very sweet. The skin is deep green, turning tan in storage. These are attractive squash and great for areas with warm, long seasons. A good heirloom for home or market growers. A beautiful very old Italian heirloom that was listed in America by Fearing Burr in 1863; very rare in the USA.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo, maxima, 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.
Green, yellow, tan
Yellow and orange
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.