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Calabaza is a large winter squash that resembles a pumpkin and is typically grown in the West Indies and in the tropics.  Many varieties of squash are called calabaza.  The color can vary and can be green, tan, red or orange. They are popular in the Caribbean and in South America.  They have a sweet flavor and a firm texture.

Growing Area
Mexico and South Florida.
Handling and Storage
Whole Calabaza may be stored in a cool dry space for up to six weeks.  Cut Calabaza should be wrapped tightly or placed in a covered container in the refrigerator for no more than one week.
Varieties
Many varieties exist.
Common Names
Pumpkin

Availability
Year round.

 

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