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 … [Read more...] about 140 pumpkin, squash, and gourd types (and where to buy seeds).
Photo: Pixabay All pumpkins, squashes and gourds are edible except wild growing: Coyote Melon (Coyote Gourd/Cucurbita californica/Cucurbita palmata), Buffalo Gourd (Wild Pumpkin/Cucurbita Foetidissima), Cucurbita cordata, Cucurbita cylindrata, and Cucurbita … [Read more...] about Are any pumpkins poisonous? Which pumpkins can you eat?
Photo: Pixabay Pumpkins are packed with vitamins & minerals, and they're a good source of fibre. So, what goodies exactly do they have inside their delicious flesh? Vitamins: Vitamin A Beta-Carotene Vitamins B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B9 Vitamin C Vitamin E Vitamin K … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of eating pumpkins?
Winter squashes & pumpkins. Photo: Pixabay. The main differences between Summer and Winter squash are skin thickness, seed size, flesh density and storage longevity. Summer Squash Summer Squashes, Photo: Pixabay Its skin is soft and fruit is consumed when young. … [Read more...] about What is the difference between Summer and Winter squash?
Pumpkins contain seeds and they're classified as fruits. They belong to the gourd family known as Cucurbitaceae. Cucurbitaceae family consists of Cucurbita (pumpkins, Winter & Summer squashes), Lagenaria (calabash or bottle gourd), Citrullus (watermelons), Cucumis … [Read more...] about Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?