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Do You Know Your Winter Squash?

Winter squash are to Fall as tomatoes are to Summer. Much like tomatoes, squash are usually considered vegetables, despite the fact that they are actually botanically classified as fruits. And, just like tomatoes, they're unavoidable this season, and come in so many countless varieties that it's hard to keep track of all of them.

I thought I'd sneak in a pop quiz to find out exactly how much you know about Fall's most fetching fruit. I'll shoot you a picture, and you guess the name of the Winter squash. Ready? Let's go!

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What variety is this dark green, orange-fleshed squash?

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This oblong variety is one of the most popular squashes in the United States. What is it?

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In some cultures, this squash is considered an aphrodisiac.

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This type of squash is also known as peanut squash. It is:

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When cooked, the flesh of this squash falls from the fruit in long strands. It's called:

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This orange, gourd-like squash is one of the most popular crops in America.

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This spotted variety is either orange- or dark green-skinned.

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This small, plump squash is only four to five inches in diameter, with a cream-colored, striped skin.

Join The Conversation
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
That's right! I know my stuff... and I should cause I ADORE SQUASH OF ALL SHAPES & SIZES! As a matter of fact I eat pumpkin EVERY SINGLE MORNING and I just ate TONS of butternut squash!! MM MM Good... OH and spaghetti squash, that typically accompanies EVERY dinner of mine! Salmon + Spaghetti Squash = LOVE in my tummy! ha ha!
Akasha Akasha 7 years
8/8 I think I spend too much time at the farmers market asking questions.
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
8/8 I eat too much squash! :)
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
7/8 i :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
5/8. not too bad, but i think i got to use more squash in the kitchen. :)
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