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Best Winter Squash and Pumpkin Varieties: Fall for Fall’s Variety

By Tabitha Alterman


Tags: pumpkins, squash, fall,

Delicata SquashThe following varieties of pumpkin and squash are fantastically sweet autumn standbys that boast spectacularly rich flavor. Ask for them at farmers markets and grocery stores that feature local produce, or try growing them yourself next year. You can find seeds for specific pumpkin and squash varieties using our Seed and Plant Finder.

Pumpkins: 

‘Cinderella’
‘Dickinson’
‘Galeux d’Eysines’
‘Iran’
‘Marina di Chioggia’
‘Sugar Pie’

Squash: 

‘Blue Hokkaido’
‘Delicata’
‘Red Kuri’
‘Sweet Meat’
‘Waltham Butternut’

Also check out How to Roast Squash and Pumpkin Seeds.

Photo of ‘Delicata’ squash by Fotolia/Mark Herreid