9 Tasty Squash and Pumpkins

Winter squash and pumpkins come in a variety of vibrant and bizarre colors and shapes. Delicious roasted, they are the quintessential fall vegetable: comfort food at its best.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Squash 'Turk's Turban'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Squash 'Hasta La Pasta'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Squash 'Red Kuri'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Squash 'Sweet Dumpling'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Pumpkin

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Squash 'Little Gem Rollet'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Bush marrow 'Badger Cross' F1

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Squash 'Hooligan' F1 hybrid

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

Butternut squash 'Pilgrim'

Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained, most soil.

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