Fall Produce Now Arriving at PAHL’S

by | Sep 3, 2012 | Market News

By Jackie Overom

Pahl's Homegrown Squash

Squash…

In September we begin to see all the beautiful varieties of winter squash.  The following are a few descriptions and characteristics of our favorites.

• Acorn
These squash have a shape similar to acorns.  You will see both green and gold varieties.  White acorn is also available as well as one called Carnival.  Carnival has a green mottled shell and light flesh.  Acorn squash is sweet and nutty.

• Buttercup
Green Buttercup has a dark green shell with grey stripes and orange flesh.  Ambercup has an orange shell.  Buttercup is a very sweet squash.

• Butternut
Butternut is beige in color and has an elongated vase-like shape.  The flesh is deep orange with a taste similar to a sweet potato.

• Delicata
This squash has a white elongated shape with green stripes.  The flesh is yellow and has a taste similar to sweet corn.

• Hubbard
Hubbard is a large hard shelled squash.  It is usually a gray-blue in color.  The orange flesh has a sweet rich flavor.

• Kabocha
This Japanese variety has a shell that is pale green, gray, or orange.  The flesh is thick and golden tasting sweet and rich also.

• Spaghetti
This squash has a small watermelon shape.  The shell is pale yellow with pale yellow flesh tasting slightly sweet and nutty.

• Sweet Dumpling
The green and white shell is pumpkin shaped.  The tender orange flesh is mildly sweet.

• Turban
This squash has a bright orange shell with green or white stripes.  A bulb-like cap extends from the blossom end.  The flesh is orange and rich and sweet.

September is Apple Time!!!

Minnesota Grown Apples

Apples are truly a gift of September here in Minnesota.  The sweet delight of our northern apple is a great treat this time of year.  Following are a few of the varieties we will have in our market for you to purchase.

• Cortland
This slightly tart apple is crisp and an excellent baking choice.  Excellent pie apple.

• Honeycrisp
This apple is sweet tart and crisp.  A wonderful apple for baking and eating.  Stores very well.

• Haralson

The tart flavor of Haralson is perfect for the pie baker.  Many think it is the best baker.

• Zestar
Slightly crisp and “zesty” describes this apple.  A good pie apple too.

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4 Comments

  1. Sharon Rust

    Love the sqashes. Do you have any solutions for erosion? I’m seeing a problem in the back corner of my yard.

    Reply
    • Pahl's Market

      A creative solution to your erosion problem is to install a planting bed. Build a dry stream in the planting bed to direct and control the water that flows through the area. Plant some shrubs and perennials in the planting bed to create a natural look.

      Reply
  2. nita vanderah

    Was wondering if you sold the half bushel baskets at your Market as in the apple photo above?

    Reply
    • Chris Kaufenberg

      Hello Nita, thanks for your question. We do sell the bushel baskets in the market for $7.99.

      Reply

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