April 26 – cucurbita pepo

Pictured are various squash, pumpkins and gourds. They all belong to the same species from Mexico.

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Pictured are various squash, pumpkins and gourds. They all belong to the same species from Mexico.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor-in-Chief

Pumpkins, squash, and gourds are all the same species: cucurbita pepo. The species dates back to Mexico over 10,000 years ago.