My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Winter Squash Cross-Pollination and Variety List

I searched and searched online for a list similar to what follows. See... if you plan to save seeds from your squashes to plant next year, you need to avoid cross-pollination. That means either (1) you plant only ONE of each of the following 4 kinds, or (2) plant whatever you want but make sure they are far apart from each other, or (3) buy new seeds each year and plant what the hairy-heck you want to! Unfortunately I have 3 summer squash (pepo), 3 winter pepo, 2 maxima, 1 moschata and 2 mixta. This year I'm gonna plant all of them but make my decisions after the harvest as to what ONE out of each I'm gonna plant the following years.

As to the summer squash (pepo), I'll plant zucchini next year, but definitely in an area far away from the pumpkin (pepo) which I gotta have for my goaties!

Okay... without any more ado (huh?), here's the list, compiled from various sources.

Cucurbita maxima
Pumpkin, Amish Pie
Pumpkin, Argentine Primitive
Pumpkin, Big Max
Pumpkin, Dill’s Atlantic Giant
Pumpkin, Galeux D Eysines
Pumpkin, Jarrahdale Squash
Pumpkin, Jaune Gros De Paris Pumpkin
Pumpkin, King of Mammoth
Pumpkin, Rouge Vif D’Etampes
Squash, Australian Butter
Squash, Baby Blue Hubbard
Squash, Baby Green Hubbard
Squash, Blue Hubbard
Squash, Boston Marrow
Squash, Bush Buttercup
Squash, Buttercup
Squash, Candy Roaster – North Georgia
Squash, Chicago Warted Hubbard
Squash, Crown
Squash, Golden Delicious
Squash, Golden Hubbard
Squash, Hopi Pale Grey
Squash, Hubbard True Green Improved
Squash, Jumbo Pink Banana
Squash, Kabocha
Squash, Lakota
Squash, Mini Red Turban
Squash, Pastila Shampan
Squash, Queensland Blue
Squash, Red Kuri
Squash, Sibley
Squash, Sweet Meat
Squash, Triamble or Shamrock
Squash, Turk’s Turban
Squash, Turks Cap

Cucurbita mixta
Pumpkin, Fortna White
Squash, Cushaw, Green Striped
Squash, Cushaw, Batopilas
Squash, Cushaw, Chihuahua Landrace
Squash, Cushaw, White
Squash, Cushaw, Green Striped
Squash, Cushaw, Mexican XTop
Squash, Cushaw, Orange
Squash, Hopi Black Green
Squash, Japanese Pie or Nippon Island
Squash, Silver Edge
Squash, Tennessee Sweet Potato

Cucurbita moschata
Pumpkin, Musquee De Provence
Pumpkin, Seminole
Pumpkin, Thai “Kang Kob”
Pumpkin, Thai “Rai Kaw Tok”
Pumpkin, Thai Small
Squash, Black Futsu
Squash, Butternut
Squash, Butternut Rogosa Violina Gioia
Squash, Butternut Waltham
Squash, Chiriman
Squash, Geraumon Martinique
Squash, Kikuza
Squash, Long Island Cheese
Squash, Long of Naples
Squash, Menina Rajada Seca
Squash, Noob Taub
Squash, North Faulkland Island
Squash, Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck
Squash, Pipian From Tuxpan
Squash, Shishigatani or Toonas Makino
Squash, Sucrine Du Berry
Squash, Upper Ground Sweet Potato

Cucurbita pepo
Pumpkin, Americana Tonda
Pumpkin, Casper
Pumpkin, Cheyenne Bush
Pumpkin, Connecticut Field
Pumpkin, Cornfield
Pumpkin, Fairytale
Pumpkin, Howden
Pumpkin, Jack Be Little
Pumpkin, New England Sugar Pie
Pumpkin, Pacheco
Pumpkin, Turner Family
Pumpkin, Winter Luxury Pie
Pumpkin, Yellow of Paris
Squash... all summer squashes
Squash, Citrouille De Tourraine
Squash, Delicata
Squash, Ebony King Acorn
Squash, Fordhook Acorn
Squash, Gill’s Golden Pippin
Squash, Honey Boat Delicata
Squash, Melonette Jaspee Vendee
Squash, Minnesota Sweet
Squash, Pomme D’OR
Squash, Spaghetti
Squash, Sugar Loaf
Squash, Sweet Dumpling
Squash, Sweet Potato
Squash, Table Queen Acorn
Squash, Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato (Acorn)
Squash, Vegetable Spaghetti
Squash, White Acorn

-Cucumbers will cross-breed with other cucumbers but not other plants.
-Watermelons will cross-breed with other watermelons but not other plants.
-Muskmelons/cantaloupes will cross-breed with others in the same family but not other plants.
-Summer squashes are all in the cururbita pepo family so they will cross-breed with others in the same category.
-Some functional and decorative gourds are also cururbita pepo so carefully note all genus.

If you know of a squash that I missed, please add it as a comment to this posting. Be sure to note what of the 4 groups it's in. Thanks! Vikki


hickchick said...

Great List-thanks for the research!

Hoofmaiden said...

I very much appreciate this list. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

yay! You made my life so much easier!

Vee and the Kid said...

So glad I could help us all out! Believe me, I refer to this list constantly. Vikki

Dancinghawk said...

This list is awesome! Thank you so much. First a question, about how far is 'far apart from each other'? Next 'Blue Moon pumpkin' can be added to the maxima list. Also, watermelons are Citrullus lanatus while other melons, such as banana, iroquois, tigger, and ananas or pineapple melons fall into the same catagory as cataloupe and muskmelons, Cucumis melo. I hope this is helpful.

Vee and the Kid said...

DancingHawk: Thanks for the compliment. I wish I could answer your question about how far is "far apart from each other" but I couldn't find an answer either. I assume it would be different for me because we have blustery wind 90% of the time so we'd need a lot of distance or a building between two different pepo's. If there was no wind and very few insects, I'd say a shorter distance. I plant one kind of pepo in my back yard and a different one in the front yard ... separated by the house. So far, no big problems.

Thanks for the additional info.


Anonymous said...

I have Tahitian Squash and Navajo Winter Squash, Both are winter squash. I wish to save seeds and I can't find info if these two will cross. Any suggestions? Thank you for your site!

Vee and the Kid said...

Anon 5/19/11 10:37: It depends on what category them come under. If they are in the same kind, then they will cross-polinate and come up with something new. Look on the packet. Let us know! Vikki

S. Sides said...

Thanks for this great list!

Anonymous said...

I would love to find out what pumpkins you feed your goats?

Are there best ones?
Retreat Ranch

Vee and the Kid said...

Actually, my goats were refusing to eat the squash. Loved the vines but turned up their noses at pumpkins and other squashes. Someone suggested I actually COOK the squash, so I took a small pumpkin and a cushaw leftover from last year, cut them in half, baked until just barely softened, cut into dices, and added it to their food bowls with some milo. Much better response. Whew! Just try it with any that you grow. Thanks for asking, Retreat Ranch.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vikki,
Thanks for the info on the goats. I'm always looking for more feed ideas.
A friend gave me open pollinated Tennessee Sweet Potato seeds. Have you ever eaten that squash? I was reading on the internet and someone mentioned they are more decorative rather than for eating. I don't have the garden space for decorative squash and gourds right now.
They sounded so good, as I love sweet potatos. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Retreat Ranch

Vee and the Kid said...

I have some Sweet Potato squash seeds and tried to plant them last year but it was a horrible garden year. Will try again this year. I got because I'd heard they tasted a lot like sweet potatoes. Never heard they were decorative. Anybody else know? Feel free to chime in. Vikki

Anonymous said...

Great list! Thanks ever so much!!!

Oh, and regarding the sweet potato squash, I've never tried growing it nor eating it but I imagine that someone must have tasted it and decided it tasted good in order for it to have acquired the name it has. Makes me curious to try to grow some next year just to find out.

Anonymous said...

Hi - just to add one to the list:

Tromboncino - goes in the Moschata list.

look it up on wiki if you want to know more.

Anonymous said...

Ute Indian Squash is in the Cucurbita maxima list.

Thanks for the listing. Very helpful.