Halloween Special: Pumpkins and winter squash have been around in one form or another for thousands of years, be it the stereotypical orange pumpkin that is carved at Halloween, or the small oblong squash which tastes just like a sweet potato. So, when is a pumpkin a winter squash? Or is it a gourd and where do courgettes fit in? The world of cucurbita (the family that all of the above belong to), can be a minefield. Therefore, I’ve tried to simplify which belongs to what and why.
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