List of gourds and squashes

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This list of gourds and squashes provides an alphabetical list of (mostly edible) varieties (cultivars) of the plant genus Cucurbita L., commonly called gourds, squashes (or marrows), pumpkins and zucchinis/courgettes. Common names can differ by location. The varieties included below are members of the following species:

The entries below are predominantly based on the SysTax database.[1] Not all have the 'accepted' status in the ITIS database.[2]

Buttercup squash
Galician pumpkin
Green button (pattypan) squash
Kabocha (ebisu)
Marina di Chioggia squash
Red Hokkaido
Turban squash
Yellow zucchini
Cooked spaghetti squash
C. pepo var. styriaca

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ssp. maxima[edit]

This species includes hubbard squash, buttercup squash, some pumpkins including prize pumpkins, such as Big Max.

C. moschata Duchesne[edit]

C. pepo L.[edit]


  1. ^ "Cucurbita L. (Genus)", SysTax Database for Systematics and Taxonomy, University Ulm, Ruhr-University Bochum, both in Germany, retrieved 2011-11-04 
  2. ^ "Cucurbita L.", Integrated Taxonomoic Information System, retrieved 2011-11-04 
  3. ^ Susan Warren (2007). Backyard Giants: The Passionate, Heartbreaking, and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 1-59691-278-2. 
  4. ^ Carol Deppe (2010). The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times. Chelsea Green Publishing. p. 204. ISBN 1-60358-031-X.