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Carnival Squash

Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata 'Carnival'

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Carnival Squash (Cucurbita pepo var. turbinata 'Carnival') at Roger's Gardens

Carnival Squash fruit

Carnival Squash fruit

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Winter Squash


Low maintenance and easy to grow, this semi-bush variety is perfect for full sun gardens; small 6" rounded fruit show off cream colored skin with flecks and stripes of green, orange and gold; mild nutty flavor, great for baking, stuffing, and soups

Edible Qualities

Carnival Squash is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces creamy white fruit with hints of gold and gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to green over time. The fruits have a pleasant taste and a firm texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Carnival Squash will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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