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How many different varieties of squash are there?

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More than 50 types of squash are available in the United Sates. These squash varieties may be divided into two categories: summer squash and winter squash.

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Types of summer squash include yellow zucchini, crookneck squash and Cocozella Di Napoli. Yellow zucchini is used and tastes just like classic green zucchini. Crookneck squash has a mild flavor and a bright yellow or pale green skin. Cocozella Di Napoli is a type of Italian heirloom zucchini.

Varieties of winter squash include acorn, butternut and kabocha squash. Acorn squash have a sweet and tender flesh. Butternut squash has thick flesh and is very versatile. The flesh of kabocha squash is sweet with a mild nutty flavor.

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