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Our local squash, cucurbita moschata, is a species originating around the Central-American region, which makes this sweetened preparation popular along the entire strip, from Guatemala to Costa Rica. These cultivars are generally more tolerant to hot & humid weather than their North-American counterparts. In Honduras, baby squash is sold on an average of 12-pound units and is most popular around Easter or Christmas, when fruits of all kinds are prepared in this traditional sweet technique: squash, brown sugar, & cinnamon! Even though the practice has been long-running, artesanal sellers have noticed a decline in the tradition, mainly because of the high costs involved in production, which have elevated rapidly in the last few years.