can anyone identify what type of pumpkin this is?. its really cheap where i live and am very curious!.
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I'm guessing it's a kabocha squash. Good luck!
i was thinking this as well.....but its rather stringy than starchy when cooked, so im in doubt
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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It looks like a Buttercup squash to me. #11 on this chart.
Looks like a kabocha, many are not uniformly colored. Just do a Google image search if you want confirmation.
some additional images....if it helps
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Is that your image? It's also on this website,
which identifies the plant as calabaza.
not my own image i found it via google search, it was almost identical to the one i have at hime
Shape and stringiness imply something other than kabocha. Have you asked at your market?
That is not your photograph. That image is on a webpage (dated 2012) that identifies it as Caribbean pumpkin:
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.
It does look like a kabocha
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