When you have more than 400 varieties of squash, some are more plain and utilitarian than others, some more attractive than others, in fact some are not just excellent squash, some are quite decorative. It's hard to pick just one winner as the most attractive squash, but this year TPP nominates a variety that was new to him. This year's most attractive squash is the Lakota. Pretty enough to be a gourd, but it's about the size of a basketball. One of these now sits in the middle of our dinning room table. You can buy the seeds if you want to grow one from Homestead Seeds. Sort of reminds me of a planet that should have been featured on Dune.