35 Summer and Winter Squash Varieties

You’re probably familiar with the most popular types of squash, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Here are 35 of our favorite types of squash for the kitchen and garden.


Cousa squash have a sweet flavor and very thin skin. They are popular in Syrian and Lebanese cuisine. 

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Crookneck squash is a variety of yellow summer squash. They can be used in a variety of recipes from soups to pastas, or sliced up and grilled.

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Cuarzo squash is a zucchini variety that has a high disease tolerance. These rare summer squashes can be used in place of traditional zucchinis.

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Eight Ball

The Eight Ball is a small summer squash hybrid with a sweet, white, tender flesh. These delightful little balls are perfect for stuffing and baking.

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Fortune squash is a variety of yellow squash that tastes similar to straightneck squash, but in the garden, it is hardy, productive, and easy to grow.

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