This hybrid of butternut and kabocha squash was bred in Japan - the name means "iron helmet", so get your sharpest knife or hatchet ready! - and is prized for its delightfully sweet, starchy, and firm flesh. Keeps well for up to 6 months, and the flavor only improves with age.
Store whole and uncut in a cool, dry and dark place.
Tetsukabuto are wonderful in stews or curries, can be used for tempora, or just roast and enjoy their flavor as is.
A real winter treat.
We have been weekly Farmers to You customers for many years and yet we are still discovering great things among your offerings. This winter we ordered an Organic Tetsukabuto Squash, which I think came from Bone Mountain Farm. While we had recently grown very fond of FTY Kabocha squash offerings, this Organic Tetsukabuto Squash was even more unusual and just totally delicious. It was great as the core ingredient of a soup, great just mashed, great just baked and scooped off the skin. Not many things make us wish for that cold time of year, but this squash is certainly high on that list. While it takes some time to learn how to pronounce the name of this squash correctly, it does not take long to eat it up completely. We hope Bone Mountain Farm will grow and offer even more of this in the coming growing season.