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Help identify pumpkin variety/type please!?!

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can anyone identify what type of pumpkin this is?. its really cheap where i live and am very curious!.
thank you

asked by Jam over 1 year ago
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Trena Heinrich

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added over 1 year ago

I'm guessing it's a kabocha squash. Good luck!

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Jam
added over 1 year ago

i was thinking this as well.....but its rather stringy than starchy when cooked, so im in doubt

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added over 1 year ago

That would be my guess, although most kabocha have uniform color (grey, greenish, or orange). How big is it? Have you eaten any? Jonny's Seeds sells a variety called "Bliss" that looks similar: http://www.johnnyseeds...#

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Susan W

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added over 1 year ago

It looks like a Buttercup squash to me. #11 on this chart.

http://www.epicurious.com...

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cv
added over 1 year ago

Looks like a kabocha, many are not uniformly colored. Just do a Google image search if you want confirmation.

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Jam
added over 1 year ago

some additional images....if it helps

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Greenstuff

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added over 1 year ago

Is that your image? It's also on this website,
http://myseedgarden.blogspot...
which identifies the plant as calabaza.

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Jam
added over 1 year ago

not my own image i found it via google search, it was almost identical to the one i have at hime

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Jam
added over 1 year ago

another one...

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added over 1 year ago

Shape and stringiness imply something other than kabocha. Have you asked at your market?

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cv
added over 1 year ago

That is not your photograph. That image is on a webpage (dated 2012) that identifies it as Caribbean pumpkin:

http://cooklikeajamaican...

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added over 1 year ago

I agree with the Kabocha votes. It's not a buttercup; the ones piled in my spare bedroom, are more uniformly dark green, without those markings. Squash are so promiscuous that it could be a cross that someone in your area is growing. That could account for the inferior quality. The suggestion to look on the Johnnys Selected Seeds web site is also a good one.

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added over 1 year ago

It does look like a kabocha

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