Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita
Country of Origin: Middle East, West Asia

Squash varieties include zucchini, patty pan, pumpkins, and butternuts. Around the world, squashes are used in countless ways, including curries, soups, stir-fries, and sweet dishes like puddings, cakes, and pies. The seeds are rich in oil with a pleasant nutty flavor. The leaves, young stems, and blossoms are all edible.

Squash Blossom
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Squash blossoms are also sometimes called zucchini flowers, but they can come from any summer or even winter squashes. They are the edible flowers of the squash plant and usually come in yellow and orange shades. Squash blossoms are soft, delicate, and taste mildly like the squash itself. They are available late spring to early fall.

Squash (Blue Hubbard)
Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Blue hubbard squash has a bumpy, grey-blue skin, but is sweet on the inside. They are large in size so they are often sold in precut wedges. Blue Hubbard squashes can be prepared in the same ways as pumpkin, though they tend to be slightly less sweet.

Squash (Brazilian)
Country of Origin: Japan

Despite its name, Brazilian squash was actually a hybrid developed in Japan that migrated to Brazil. Its texture and flavor is comparable to butternut squash, although its not as sweet.

Recipe
Squash Fritters
Squash Blossom Soup
Hubbard Squash Cinnamon Rolls
Brazilian Squash & Black Bean Stew

Squash
Scientific Name: Cucurbita
Country of Origin: Middle East, West Asia

Squash varieties include zucchini, patty pan, pumpkins, and butternuts. Around the world, squashes are used in countless ways, including curries, soups, stir-fries, and sweet dishes like puddings, cakes, and pies. The seeds are rich in oil with a pleasant nutty flavor. The leaves, young stems, and blossoms are all edible.

Squash Blossom
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Squash blossoms are also sometimes called zucchini flowers, but they can come from any summer or even winter squashes. They are the edible flowers of the squash plant and usually come in yellow and orange shades. Squash blossoms are soft, delicate, and taste mildly like the squash itself. They are available late spring to early fall.

Squash (Blue Hubbard)
Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima
Country of Origin: Middle East / West Asia

Blue hubbard squash has a bumpy, grey-blue skin, but is sweet on the inside. They are large in size so they are often sold in precut wedges. Blue Hubbard squashes can be prepared in the same ways as pumpkin, though they tend to be slightly less sweet.

Squash (Brazilian)
Country of Origin: Japan

Despite its name, Brazilian squash was actually a hybrid developed in Japan that migrated to Brazil. Its texture and flavor is comparable to butternut squash, although its not as sweet.

Recipe
Squash Fritters
Squash Blossom Soup
Hubbard Squash Cinnamon Rolls
Brazilian Squash & Black Bean Stew