5 Vegetables That Can Be Cross-Pollinated With Pumpkin

There are some vegetables that are able to cross-pollinate with each other, to produce unique and edaible hybrids, such as broccoli and cauliflower.

Pumpkins are a fall favorite with a variety of uses and abundant flowers that require pollinating to form the characteristic orange fruits we love.

Delicata Squash

Delicata squash first originated in Central America. Part of the Cucurbitaceae family, these squash are similar to acorn squash and are able to cross-pollinate with pumpkins.

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is part of the Cucurbitaceae family. This squash is further part of the Cucurbita pepo group along with a variety of other summer squashes.


Zucchini originates from Central America and Mexico. It is part of the gourd group, and overall the Cucurbitaceae family, along with several other types of squash mentioned.