Oriental Winter Squash is often called Little Pumpkin in the Orient. It is also called Japanese Squash or Chinese Squash in the supermarkets in the United States. Oriental winter squash is much smaller than the Western pumpkins. The matured fruits of the winter squash should be cured under the sun for a few days when harvesting. Oriental winter squashes can be stored up to 6 months for later uses. It is popular for its strong yet sweet flavor and moist, fluffy texture, which is like sweet potato.