Cucurbita pepo, Vegetable Marrow Group, spaghetti squash
Orangetti, the original orange spaghetti squash, is intense orange inside and out, with a contrasting black-green stem. Orangetti is oval and rather small, averaging 900 g (2 lb.). The plants are semi-bush, making for easy field management, earlymaturing and high yielding. Upon cooking, the fruit flesh of Orangetti breaks down into spaghetti-like strands which can be cooked and eaten like spaghetti as a low-calorie side dish. The intense orange “spaghetti” of Orangetti is slightly sweet and has 15 times the carotenoid content of regular spaghetti squash.