Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Harvest Ingredient 6: New World Gourds And Squash

A Quechua Squash Pot produced during the years of the Incan Empire

This gallery mostly concerns edible gourds and squash.  There are a whole host of Native and Tribal gourds used for manufacture of all sorts of stuff from musical instruments to kitchen equipment that don't fall in this category.  That is for another post.  This is my first post this year that includes Moche pottery; last year I couldn't seem to get away from them! [Moche 1Moche 2Moche 3)

Moche Squash Pot!


Acoma Pumpkin
Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Pepita Squash--Veracruz Mexico

Butternut Squash

Gem Squash

Blue Banana Squash--Guatemala, a Mayan specialty

Carrizo Butternut

Baby Boo

Sonoran Squash--immature (can be used in this state, or left to get hard shelled)

Patty Pan Squash

Penasco Cheese

Acorn Squash

Golden Delicious Squash

Navajo Hubbard Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Calabaza Mexicana


Tarahumara Pumpkin

Blue Hubbard Squash--this is a very old cultivar!

Turban Squash

Heirloom Silver Edged Squash

Buttercup Squash

Mayo Gooseneck Gourd, from the Mayo tribe in Mexico

Sugar or Pie Pumpkin

Gila Cushaw of the Akimel O'odham (Pima) people AZ

Yellow Crook Neck Squash

Alamos gourd/squash from Sonora Mexico

Connecticut Feild Pumpkin--an true Heirloom .
Calabaza AKA West Indian Pumpkin, one of the oldest, direct from Native American cultivation--unique taste!

Golden Nugget Squash

Seminole Pumpkin:  this almost went extinct.

Regular Banana Squash

The rare Choctaw Sweet Potato Squash

Knobby Squashes

Yellow Zucchini

Boston Marrow Squash

Sweet Dumpling Squash

Multiple summer squash types that include the modern "Akuta" taken from the Algonquin "Akutasquash" from which we get the word "squash,"  Black Zucchini, white pattypan and the Lebanese white.

Delicata Squash

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