Bonbon squash

Bonbon squash

SKU# FINSQBON

Availability: In stock

£2.35

A couple of years ago, the bonbon came first in our taste test of 20 different varieties of squash. When we tasted it again this year and found that it was just as flavoursome as we remembered, we knew we had to let you try it for yourselves. It’s a real star that deserves to be much more popular.

True to its name, the bonbon squash is small and sweet. It has dense, deep orange flesh, with a rich, honeyed flavour. Roasting will deepen its sweetness, and give a sticky, caramelised surface. Or, simmer for stews, hot curries or soups.

Quick Overview

A couple of years ago, the bonbon came first in our taste test of 20 different varieties of squash. When we tasted it again this year and found that it was just as flavoursome as we remembered, we knew we had to let you try it for yourselves. It’s a real star that deserves to be much more popular.



True to its name, the bonbon squash is small and sweet. It has dense, deep orange flesh, with a rich, honeyed flavour. Roasting will deepen its sweetness, and give a sticky, caramelised surface. Or, simmer for stews, hot curries or soups.

Storage

Many squash will store through the winter if kept warm and dry. They make a handsome autumnal display on a kitchen shelf until you’re ready to eat them.

Organic squash farmer

These squash are grown for us by Clive Martin in Cambridgeshire. Clive is a third generation farmer and has been growing traditional Fenland crops such as cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and onions for 20 years. In 2001 he converted 500 acres of his land to organic. As well as these squash, Clive grows our organic asparagus.