6. 8-Ball Squash
8-ball squash is a particularly cute summer squash and more often than not, people choose to stuff it. That decision makes a lot of sense, as the squash is roughly the size of a softball and its skin is robust enough to stand being hollowed out and stuffed. The size of the squash makes them an easy choice for individual means. The squash can also be used as a substitute for zucchini in just about any recipe, and the flavor is similar, although the 8-ball tends to be a bit nuttier than zucchini.
5. Jarrahdale Pumpkin
Flat, ribbed with blue-gray skin – the jarrahdale pumpkin looks as unusual as its name. This is an heirloom species of pumpkin and is especially common in New Zealand and Australia. The squash has golden yellow fresh that is mild, a little sweet and has some fruity notes. If you’re growing the pumpkin, you might be surprised at the relatively strong aroma, which smells a bit like a melon.
4. Fairytale Squash
The name fairytale squash comes from the general appearance of the species – because the squash does look like the pumpkins that we imagine from stories like Cinderella. The squash is heavily ribbed and these ribs act as good guidelines for cutting the pumpkin. Some people also choose to eat the pumpkin raw by cutting it into wedges and then slicing those wedges very thinly.