This list of gourds and squashes provides an alphabetical list of (mostly edible) varieties (cultivars) of the plant genus Cucurbita, commonly called gourds, squashes, 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]

C. argyrosperma

Cushaw squash

C. ficifolia

Fig-leaf squash

C. maxima

Atlantic Giant
Buttercup squash
Red kuri
Turban squash

C. moschata

Butternut squash
Muscat de Provence

C. pepo

Connecticut field pumpkins
Green button (pattypan) squash
Yellow zucchini
Cooked spaghetti squash
C. pepo var. styriaca

See also


  1. ^ "Cucurbita (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. ^ Warren, Susan (2007). Backyard Giants: The Passionate, Heartbreaking, and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59691-278-6.
  4. ^ Deppe, Carol (2010). The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times. Chelsea Green Publishing. p. 204. ISBN 978-1-60358-031-1. Flat White Boer.