140 pumpkin, squash, and gourd types (and where to buy seeds).


Your guide to pumpkin, squash and gourd varieties.

All pumpkins, gourds, Winter, and Summer squashes are the part of the Cucurbitaceae (Cucurbits) family.

Popular Cucurbitaceae species include (amongst others):
-Cucurbita (pumpkins, Winter & Summer squashes) -Lagenaria (calabash or bottle gourd) -Luffa (loofah)
Cucurbita pepo & Cucurbita maxima, Photo: Pixabay
Cucurbita species consist of some of the more beautiful pumpkins and squashes. If you would like to learn how to recognize Cucurbita species (how to know your Cucurbita maxima from your Cucurbita pepo), please click here.
Although all of the cucurbits are edible (except few wild growing), some of them are so beautiful and unique that it's a shame to eat them.

If you're wondering what type of gourd is perfect for Thanksgiving decoration, what kind of pumpkin to carve for Halloween, or which winter squash would make for a delicious dinner, fear not!

Here's '140 pumpkin, squash, and gourd varieties, when they are in season, and where to buy seeds'. 

List of pumpkins squashes and gourds from A to Z.

Page 1- A
Page 2 - B
Page 3 - C
Page 4 - D

Page 5 - E, F Page 6 - G
Page 7 - H, I, J
Page 8 - K, L
Page 9 - M
Page 10 - N, O, P

Page 11 - Q, R
Page 12 - S
Page 13 - T
Page 14 - U, V, W
Page 15 - Y, Z


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