When the weather gets cold and the traditional fruits of summer are out of season, winter squash can be a delicious and healthy option. Consider these facts about winter squash:
- Winter squash have a long shelf life.
- They can be prepared as a flavored side dish or cooked into casseroles, muffins, soups, stews and desserts.
- Popular varieties include Acorn, Spaghetti and Butternut.
- Winter squash should normally be harvested in September or October, before a heavy frost.