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Queensland Blue Squash

Queensland Blue Squash are boxy shaped, with tough, greenish or greyish blue rind, and heavy ribbing.

The weight will be anywhere between 5 and 20 pounds (2 1/3 to 9kg.)

Inside, the squash has mild tasting, semi-sweet, hard orange flesh. Some people think they detect an aftertaste of lemon in it.

There will be two squashes per plant. If gouges happen in the skin while it is growing, they will seal themselves.

Grown in Australia and California.

100 days from seed.

Nutrition Facts
Per 3/4 cup, cooked
7 g
1 g

Storage Hints

Stores well, from 3 to 6 months in a cool place.

History Notes

Queensland Blue Squash was developed in Australia.

Introduced into the United States in 1932.

Language Notes

Also referred to as "Queensland Pumpkin."

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Also called:

Australian Blue Squash; Cuburbita maxima Queensland Blue (Scientific Name)


Oulton, Randal. "Queensland Blue Squash." CooksInfo.com. Published 07 April 2004; revised 23 November 2010. Web. Accessed 10/25/2016. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/queensland-blue-squash>.

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