Who knew that there were so many different types of pumpkins? Well, I did
not or at least until recently. I assumed that pumpkins that Jack-O-Lanterns
were made of were the same that you made pumpkin pie. I learned the difference
after taking my daughters to a Fall Festival at the local garden nursery. I was
astounded at the number and the appearance of pumpkins.
The first that caught my attention was the Cinderella Pumpkin. I thought,
“now that really does look like the stage coach in the story.” I have to say
that all that was missing was the mice. I learned that the Cinderella is a
popular French heirloom variety-it also makes a delightful and decorative accent
for the Fall season.
Their ghostly pale rind stands out among their orange brethren, adding interest
to standard displays. Then there’s the White Pumpkin. This pumpkin is perfect carving or painting. It makes a perfect unadorned centerpiece.
Because their rinds remain white, however, you may have
difficulty knowing when these pumpkins ripen.
ribbed and has a very smooth hard surface. It is dark green in color when
immature, and as it cures it turns a gorgeous deep mahogany hue. It is fine
grained and well suited for pies. It's true name is: Musque Dem Provenence.
pumpkin definitely catches everyone’s attention. The pumpkin has many large
warts with a solid orange background. The warts change color after the background, which gives it an unusual contrast. It is a medium upright pumpkin with a hard outer shell that makes it suitable for storage. A conversation piece for your fall display. It is not recommended for carving because of its hard shell.