What is Tatuma squash?

‘Tatume’ is one the rare varieties of squash that can be harvested as either a summer or winter type. ‘Tatume’ fruit. The fruits of the ‘Tatume’ squash are round or oblate in shape. Their skins is striped green and they resemble a small watermelon or pumpkin in their immature form.

How do you cook Tatuma squash?


  1. Heat the oil in a pan set over medium heat.
  2. Add the shallot, serrano, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook the shallot mixture, stirring occasionally, until the shallots turn translucent and begin to caramelize around the edges.
  4. Add the tatume and another pinch of salt.
  5. Taste the tatume and add more salt if needed.

How do you eat Tatume squash?

You can eat Tatume when it is young (in as little as 45 days) as you would any summer squash, such as zucchini. The young fruits have soft skin, delicate flesh and undeveloped seeds. Pan fry them with onions or steam and serve with butter, or shred them into batters for breads and muffins.

How do you grow Tatume squash?

Space the hills at least four feet apart in rows five or six feet apart. You may want to train them up a sturdy fence or trellis. Once established, this squash has giant leaves and strong vines that will soon crowd out all weeds. Tatume grow quickly, especially in warm weather, so check them daily.

What is the green squash?

In fact, zucchini is a squash, that is green in color and grown locally all summer long. Zucchini serves as a great source of vitamin C and manganese, making it the perfect addition to your meals in a variety of ways.

How do you stuff squash?


  1. Prepare the squash for roasting. Arrange a rack in the lower-middle position of the oven and heat to 375°F.
  2. Transfer the squash to a baking dish.
  3. Roast the squash.
  4. Prepare the filling.
  5. Stuff the squash halves.
  6. Bake the stuffed squash halves until bubbly.

How do you grow squash in Central Texas?

Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. For a good fall crop, plant early so squash will mature before the first killing frost. Plant squash in hills 18 to 48 inches apart on rows 3 to 8 feet apart. The vining types, such as Hubbard or acorn, need more room than the bush types (Fig.

Do you have to peel Mexican squash?

Chayote squashes have an edible peel, but since it is not as tender as the flesh, feel free to peel the vegetable before cooking for this recipe.

How big do Calabacita squash get?

The Mexican market prefers small calabacitas: one reference states that the Mexican market likes calabacita larga to be 5-6 inches long. Interestingly, this same reference states that the size farmers in Mexico should harvest calabacita for the “export” market is 6-10 inches long (Morales Maza et al. 2013).