Wednesday’s In the Know: All Things Pumpkin, Including Some Killer Pumpkiney Recipes!
With Halloween just around the corner, and our doorsteps and stairwells prime for adorning, it’s only appropriate that we take this opportunity to speak to the bounty of pumpkins and varieties thereof at our local markets and farm stands.
I have said it before and I will say it again, but less is more! Whether looking for something small to speak to the season at hand, wanting to add color to a desolate mantle or creating a festive and seasonally inspired tablescape for your dinning room table, think no farther than pumpkins – and gourds since on the topic.
Pumpkins at a glance, thanks to our trusted friend Wikipedia:
Itty-Bitty: All 2 to 5 pounds, 100 to 110 days to harvest
- Baby Bear
- Baby Pam
- Small Sugar
- Sugar Treat
- Winter Luxury
Medium: All 8 to 15 pounds, 100 to 110 days to harvest
- Autumn Gold
- Funny Face
- Harvest Moon
- Long Island Cheese
- Lumina (white skin)
- Young's Beauty
Large: All 15 to 40 pounds, 100 to 110 days to harvest
- Big Autumn
- Big Tom
- Connecticut Field
- Ghost Rider
- Happy Jack
- Hercules/Super Herc/HMX 3692 PMR
- Howden Field
- Jumpin' Jack
- Magic Lantern PMR
- Pankow's Field
JUMBO: All 50 to 100 pounds, or much more; 120 days to harvest
Some of my personal favorites, thanks to Haunted Bay for the pics:
For the Doorstep:
- White Gost
- Blue Lakota
- One Too many
For the Mantel or Dining Room Table:
- We Be Little
- Baby Boo
- Apple (Gourd)
- Autumn Wings (Gourd)
- Carnival Squash
- Baby Bear
With pumpkin patches at their prime, I invite you to join me in the quest for the perfect pumpkin! Don’t forget to pick up a few of those little guys for your tabletop too!
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