clara.vrx.palo-alto.ca.us
Articles | Bespoke web | Design | Editor | WORKS
Inu AI | Photoessays | PUMPKIN
COLORS| Guide to Growing | Cooking | Gourds | Halloween | Map | Refs | Seed | Shapes | Species | Summer
Black | Blue | Green | MULTICOLOR| Orange | Pink | Red | Tan | White | Yellow
Carnival | Cushaw | Delicata | Green white striped cushaw | Hilo | Hopi blackgreen | Iran squash | Kamo kamo | Lady godiva | Lakota | Millionaire | Mini turban | Musquee de maroc | Orange striped cushaw | Pump ke | Taub | Silver edge | Speckled hound | Sweet dumpling | Tonda | Tours |TURBAN
Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Cucurbita maxima


Turban Squash

Suitable for cooking

An old time favorite for traditional fall decorating. The red color will deepen as the fall progresses. It can be eaten and is terrific stuffed with meat loaf. Sadly today it's cooking qualities are overlooked and it is most often used as a decorative gourd. Has fine-textured orange flesh can vary from mild to sweet depending upon variety.

Commonly known types are Turk’s Turban, French Turban, American Turban, and Marina di Chioggia.

The Turban squash is first mentioned in the 1818 publication of Le Bon Jardinier. A variety known as the French Turban is said to predate 1820, its flavor was bland and texture watery, so it was predominantly used as an ornamental. This French Turban, however, would go on to be parent along with the hubbard, acorn, and autumnal marrow to the American Turban which offered a much more desirable flavor and texture. Turban squash grows on vines which can reach eight to ten feet in length. Squash tend to be ready for harvest within 115 days of planting and should be harvested before the first hard frost of the season.

Very old variety mentioned in the book "vegetables" of Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885) and also called "Giraumon Turban".


Turban Squash


Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash

Turban Squash
Remember me, buy my shirts!
pop art
MBZ