Cucurbita pepo has been cultivated as food for thousands of years though common names pumpkin and squash are used for more than one species of plant: Some cultivated forms of Cucurbita maxima, C. moschata and C. argyrosperma are known as pumpkins and squashes. Many types are available including those grown to produce fruit for Halloween lanterns and pumpkin pies, zucchinis, squashe and ornamental gourds. Pumpkins found in the Cucurbita Maxima group can grow very large with reddish-orange skin. The plants’ fruits are variable in size, shape, color and texture. The cultivated types are used for eating as the fruits of wild plants are often bitter.