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Squash and Pumpkin ID Chart and Pumpkin FAQ 6-4-08

Squash & Pumpkin Identification Chart

This handy chart can help you identify some of the wonderful varieties of pumpkins and squash available in the fall. Pumpkins and squashes all originated in the New World, and some of the 25 species have been grown for more than 9,000 years!

Pumpkin Facts

What’s the difference between a pumpkin and a squash? Where did those words come from? We've gathered some facts about these beautiful and tasty fall treats!

Every fall Earthbound Farm's Carmel Vallet Farn Stand is a riot of colorful organic pumpkins!

What is the difference between a pumpkin and a squash?

Where did the words "pumpkin" and "squash" come from?

Where were pumpkins and squash first cultivated?

Are pumpkins and squash nutritious?

Answer:
Squash and pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, folic acid, and potassium, with small amounts of the B vitamins, fiber, and iron. Not only are they rich in nutrients, but very satisfying and low in calories!

Acorn Squash Butternut Squash Chilacayote Squash
Acorn Squash Butternut Squash Chilacoyote Squash
Cinderella Pumpkin Delicata Squash Green Hubbard Squash
Cinderella Pumpkin Delicata Squash Green Hubbard Squash
Green Striped Kushaw Hubbard Squash Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin
Green Stripped Kushaw Hubbard Squash Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin
Jarrahdale Kabocha Squash Lumina Pumpkin
Jarrahdale Kabocha Squash Lumina Pumpkin
Queensland Blue Red Kuri Squash Spaghetti Squash
Queensland Blue Red Kuri Squash Spaghetti Squash
Sweet Dumpling Squash Tahitian Pink Banana Turban
Sweet Dumpling Quash Tahitian Pink Banana Turban
Yellow Acorn Squash    
Yellow Acorn Squash