There are 2 basic types - summer squash and winter squash. Summer squash are planted for the warm season and eaten, seeds and all, when the fruit is small and tender. They have thin skins and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Winter squash are grown for late sumer harvest and the fruit has a hard, inedible shell. They also come in many shapes, colors and flavors. The flesh of winter squash is separated from the shell and seeds and then cooked and eaten. Seeds are sometimes roasted and eaten as well.
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