Cookstown Greens grows carnival squash in the winter months between November to February.
Carnival Squash is small to medium in size and is round and squat with a rind that has a cream-colored base with splashes of colour in white, orange, yellow, and green hues.
Its flesh is firm and dry, offering a sweet, nutty, and buttery flavour.
It can be steamed, boiled or sautéed though best when roasted (to achieve its optimal flavour and texture).
Pairs well with, apple, butter and spices such as ginger, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper and herbs such as thyme.