Winter squash have thick, tough shells that protect the sweet, rich flesh inside which makes them excellent storage vegetables. Some varieties are available year-round, but their natural season runs from late summer to mid-winter. Click ahead to learn about different varieties of winter squash and pumpkins, from homey acorn squash to magical cinderella pumpkins to wonderfully shaped turban squash.
No matter what variety of winter squash or pumpkin you choose, always pick winter squash that feel heavy for their size. Then see how to cook winter squash and find great recipes for squash and pumpkins!
Click through to see all the winter squash and pumpkins, or jump directly to the squash that interests you most: