taken at Green Animals in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

I have looked up squash and found them listed under both fruits and vegetables. According to Wikipedia, there are those “vegetables” that are fruits in the botanical sense, but are used as vegetables:
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchinis, pumpkins, peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, chayote, okra, breadfruit, avocado, pods, seeds such as corn, green beans and snow peas.

Most Cucurbita species are climbing annual vines and are mesophytes (requiring adequate water). Cucurbita have phytochemical constituents such as alkaloids, flavonoids, and palmitic, plus oleic and linoleic acids. Pumpkins have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anticarcinogen, and anti-inflammatory pharmacological properties include.96 Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds have high levels of crude protein, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc,9798 and beta-carotene.99 Squashes are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, folic acid, and iron. They are free of fat and cholesterol.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • thank you Larry

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    We grow ours along the ground – I’ve never thought of growing them as a vine – great capture

  • I was surprised when I saw them too – they are hanging from a long arbor trellis so you don’t expect to see squash. Some were really big too.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago

    Great Shot!!!!

  • thanks so much Carolyn!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    Nice color contrast in this pretty capture! I have seen gourds grown this way, but gourds are not heavy. If you leave them on the vine long enough to dry out, they become hollow. Interesting! ☺♥♥

  • Are these gourds or squash? I can’t always tell them apart. It certainly was a surprise that day when we were visiting the gardens to walk through the arbor and find squash hanging from vines. I do have a shot where they are definitely squash and BIG ones – I should find it and prepare it and post it here too. anyway – thanks for looking and your comment Jade!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 1 year ago

    Great capture! I love the lighting and colour contrast!

  • thanks Rose!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • buddybetsy
    buddybetsyover 1 year ago


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