Help identify pumpkin variety/type please!?!

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

  • Posted by: Jam
  • January 16, 2016
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Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich January 16, 2016

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

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Jam
Jam January 16, 2016

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

Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson January 16, 2016

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.com/p-7534-bliss.aspx?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=MerchantAdv&zmam=80483139&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=692.11&gclid=CjwKEAiA8ee0BRD1l7vV6JHe0zISJADxYItmqvNaf0Pb372RMlvVfmFtEeUt7A6F1jRB7Qj_xDDPDBoCj6vw_wcB#

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Susan W
Susan W January 16, 2016

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

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

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702551
702551 January 16, 2016

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

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Jam
Jam January 16, 2016

some additional images....if it helps

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff January 16, 2016

Is that your image? It's also on this website,
http://myseedgarden.blogspot.com/2009/03/calabaza.html
which identifies the plant as calabaza.

Jam
Jam January 17, 2016

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

Jam
Jam January 16, 2016

another one...

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Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson January 16, 2016

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

702551
702551 January 16, 2016

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

http://cooklikeajamaican.com/ingredient-of-the-week-caribbean-pumpkin/

mainecook61
mainecook61 January 18, 2016

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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nancy essig
nancy essig January 19, 2016

It does look like a kabocha

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