I love being a blogger on social media because I get to try some of the coolest products and plants. This past spring, Burpee’s product selection team sent me a sample of their new Cupcake Summer Squash. This is an innovative hybrid of a zucchini and a squash. It has been a fun experience seeing it grow through the late spring and summer. The plant had been growing early on in a container in the dome and by mid-June. I moved it to the raised bed in the dome growing directly in the soil where it would get a consistent watering. The beautiful plant has loads of flowers and I’m anxiously waiting to cook up Cupcake’s sweet flavor and soft skin makes for easy and tasty preparation.
Images Of Cupcake Squash Plant
My plant is taking its time to produce I think mainly because I’ve had the plant growing in 2 different locations over the past 2 months and I’m also new to growing in the dome during the summer months. My friend Katie sent me some photos of her plant a one of the harvests that are featured below.
Cupcake Squash Recipe
With it’s large, trailing plant yields dozens of round, green squash this is a recipe that can be served at the next dinner party. The veggie is a sweet flavor with zucchini’s soft skin.
- 3 Cupcake squash, about 4 inches in diameter
- 2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Slice off the top third portion of each squash. Scoop out the seeds.
- Steam lower portions cut side down and tops cut side up for about 5 mins.
- Remove tops and continue steaming squash bowls for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Do not overcook. Mix remaining ingredients.
- Add flesh of three tops and reserve 1 tablespoon of breadbrumbs.
- Fill squash bowls with mixture and sprinkle with reserved breadcrumbs.
- Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
- Season to taste.
Recipe and photo credit: Burpee Home Garden
Burpee Cupcake Summer Squash
This is most likely the easiest vegetable to grow in almost any home garden. With this variety, you get a few squashes ready to use at one time. The plant is a somewhat medium size container grower. In the video below watch details on how the plant grows and will introduce you to some great recipes to use with this squash.
I’m excited to share that Burpee’s Cupcake Squash will be available in stores after 2017 which is great news because I can’t wait to grow this variety again! Are you a fan of squash? Do you grow your own? I would love to hear from you so please comment in the space below so we can connect.