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Picking The Perfect Pumpkin



Oct 1st, 2014


October is here which means one thing: PUMPKIN SEASON!  We have a wide variety of pumpkins at our stores and even we had to stop and ask ourselves: “So, which pumpkin is the right pumpkin?”  Here are some pumpkin pro tips:

Carving Pumpkins

Your standard carving pumpkins have a thicker “shell” which is why they last longer outside when you carve them.

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pro Tip:

Some of these smaller squashes can add some serious character to any Jack-o-Lantern!  Cut the end off and use it as a nose for your pumpkin this Halloween!

Decorative Squash

Blue Doll Pumpkins

These unique pumpkins are perfect for any front porch decor.  They also have a sweet-tasting flesh when cooked, making them a great cooking pumpkin as well!  Try them in a dish with roasted vegetables for a different flavor! (Try this recipe).

Blue Doll Pumpkin

Knucklehead Pumpkins

These guys will definitely add some character to any Fall decor!  They also stay a nice color orange when they ripen, and the flesh is a sweet flavor when roasted!


Cinderella Pumpkins

These guys get their name for looking like the pumpkin Cinderella’s fairy godmother transforms into a carriage.  Their gorgeous color and shape make them great table accents.  Their flavor also makes for a delicious pie or squash recipe. (Try this pie recipe).

Cinderella Pumpkin

Baking Pumpkins

The name says it all!  And they may look small, but they will yield just enough pumpkin for the perfect, made-from-scratch pie!  The flavor is sweet, and perfect for any dessert!

Baking Pumpkin

3 Responses to Picking The Perfect Pumpkin

  1. :Larry Collins 05/10/2014 at 4:58 pm

    I wish you would include instructions for how to cook a pumpkin from scratch for use in recipes.

    • Customer Care 06/10/2014 at 3:38 am

      Hi, Larry. We will forward your comments for these pumpkin recipes to have more information to prepare the ingredients that are used. ~Victor

  2. sara 06/10/2014 at 3:12 pm

    send me a simple receipt for a home made pumpkin pie, thanks

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