Can you identify

Asked August 22, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT

is this zucchini gourd or squash

Fairfield County Connecticut

1 Response

All gourds are squash but not all squash are called gourds. Gourds are usually grown for ornamental purposes and not consumed. Squash are usually vegetables that are consumed. With that being said it could be either depending on what stage it is being harvested or consumed. But your simple answer is this photo appears to be more of an immature gourd, not a zucchini.