We’re launching two intriguing new winter squash varieties. Intriguing as a result of when cooked, they style identical to mashed and baked potatoes while providing fewer energy, together with decrease carbohydrate and better fibre content material. With immediately’s tendencies in the direction of wholesome consuming, plant-based diets and home-grown greens, we predict the brand new squash varieties will go down a deal with with house gardeners, allotment growers and plot-to-plate foodies alike.
The cooked flesh of each squash is decrease in carbohydrates and energy, and better in fibre than that of potato. Per 148g portion, ‘Mashed Potato’ has 23 energy in opposition to potato with 110; 2.25% carbohydrate in opposition to 9%; 9% dietary fibre in opposition to 7%.
Winter Squash ‘Mashed Potato’ is a white-skinned acorn-type with nearly white flesh that when baked, scooped out, mashed and seasoned has the look and style of mashed potato.
Winter Squash ‘Baked Potato’ is an acorn-type with a pale butternut-coloured pores and skin and off-white flesh that when cooked has the looks, texture and style of baked potato.
Peter Freeman, our new product growth supervisor, mentioned:
“We’re very excited to offer these two new squash varieties for subsequent season. Jumbo plugs and seeds shall be out there, enabling gardeners and allotmenteers to develop these extremely productive vegetation. In workers style assessments, we’ve been amazed at how related to potato the winter squash flesh is!”
Each varieties usually produce 3 to four fruits of roughly 450-700g every. Squash vegetation are vine-like and can path on the bottom. Click on right here to discover out extra and to order seeds and vegetation. A 10% low cost is being provided when the hashtag #squashpotato is used when ordering from our web site till November sixth 2019.
Each squash needs to be cooked within the oven, with the reduce facet evenly oiled and positioned reduce facet down on a baking tray, at 200 °C for approx 30 minutes. The flesh can then be scooped in and out the case of Squash Mashed Potato, mashed with butter, salt and pepper in accordance to style and loved as you’d common mashed potato. Within the case of Squash Baked Potato, the flesh might be eaten as you’d that of a baked potato, with butter and cheese or every other filling of your selection.
Sonia works at Thompson & Morgan within the position of press and communications officer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘reluctant’ gardener and is usually amazed if something thrives in her backyard. Sonia has a ‘fingers off’ method to gardening and believes that this helps to encourage bees, butterflies and different wildlife. (That’s her excuse anyway!)