These are available both during summers and winters. The gourds are classified into summer squashes and winter gourds. There are over 750 varieties of gourds available and they are grown around the world. The long trailing vines of a complex root system bears this vegetable, adorned by large leaves and attractive flowers. The flowers are also used extensively in modern cookery.
Gourds and Squashes-Bottle gourd, butternut squash, and ridged gourd