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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Carnival squash in a market.

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Carnival squash

Feel free to judge a book by its cover on this one. With its stunning green-and-gold speckled stripes, carnival squashes taste as delicious as they look.

Developed as a hybrid of the acorn and sweet dumpling squashes, the carnival squash achieves the best flavor and texture when it is roasted.