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Pumpkin Varieties

Pumpkins and gourds galore and more!
Pumpkins and gourds galore and more!

Ah, autumn has arrived, flavors of fall are all around us, and that means it is pumpkin season. What could be a more quintessential way to celebrate the cooling weather and fall bounty than a trip to your local Reasor’s for some pumpkins? We have a plethora of pumpkins that you can carve, bake, or decorate your front porch with.

Australian Blue

Blue pumpkins are extremely popular in Australia and New Zealand where they are prized as a cooking pumpkin because of their thick flesh and superior flavor.

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Australian Blue

Cinderella

This classic Heirloom Pumpkin is as traditional as they come! With its lovely, smooth orange skin and flattened “old fashioned” shape, this pumpkin is just as suited to be decoration as it is to be a delicious pie!

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Cinderella

Futsu

Black Futsu is an heirloom Japanese pumpkin with attractive, deeply ribbed, bumpy skin that cures from deep black-green to a warm orange buff color. Edible skin, and fine, nutty-flavored flesh. Great roasted, fried in tempura, pureed in pies or soups, or pickled!

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Futsu

Ornamental Gourds

Ornamental gourds are decorative on their own as natural birdhouses or in craft projects. The oddly-shaped colorful gourds often seen in autumn decorations and can be dried and saved for future years.

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Ornamental Gourds

Porcelain Doll

Add diversity to fall ornamental displays with the unique color of Porcelain Doll. The sweet flesh can be used for pies, soups, and other gourmet delights.

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Porcelain Doll

Red Warty Thing

Developed from the 1897 heirloom ‘Victor’, which spent years in storage at the U.S. Seed Bank. Peculiar looking, but renowned for delicious flavor and fine texture. The bumpy, thick, red-orange skin protects the 10-20 pound pumpkins, allowing them to store for many months

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Red Warty Thing

Uncle Fester

It’s salmon-colored and covered with tan “warts.” Looks are deceiving. This is one of the most delicious edible pumpkins in the world.

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Uncle Fester

White Cinderella

A more uniform, productive updated on the classic ‘Flat White Boer’ pumpkin. Makes a perfect color complement to other flat ornamentals, like Rouge Vif D’Etampes, Musque de Provence, and Jarrahdale.

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White Cinderella

White Pumpkin

This pumpkin has a white skin and white flesh. It’s not good for eating, but perfect for a Jack-O-Lantern.

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White Pumpkin

Fun Facts and Tips

  • Did you know pumpkins have been grown in North America for almost 5,000 years? It’s a lot of fun to grow this American native. 
  • The English word zucchini actually comes from zucca, the Italian word for pumpkins, gourds and squash. Try zucca in risotto, or grate it and add to gnocchi.
  • When picking a pumpkin for carving, look for a pumpkin with a strong stem that sits flat on the ground so your jack-o'-lantern sits up straight.
  • Pick it up from the bottom. You never want to pick up or carry a pumpkin by its stem. It is not a handle, and may break.
  • The pumpkin should feel sturdy. When you tap it, you should hear a hollow sound.
  • Turn the pumpkin upside down. Poke and prod with your thumbs to see if feels firm. If it’s not firm, the pumpkin will rot too quickly.