Boston Marrow Squash


Boston Marrow Squash are oval, pointed at both ends, with reddish-orange thin rind.

Inside, they have finely-textured, orangey-yellow flesh.

They weigh 6 to 10 pounds (2 3/4 to 4 1/2 kg.)

The vine-type plant is very productive, but sensitive to herbicides.

60-70 days to maturity.

Cooking Tips

They are good for canning or pies.


Often used in commercially-made canned pumpkin.

Storage Hints

Stores well.

History Notes

Some say Boston Marrow Squash is native to the Andes; others say it was originally grown by natives in Upper New York state.