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.
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. Order Online
Fantastic squash with excellent eating quality. Combines the attractive skin and flesh characteristics of a butternut with a flat shape and great flavor. Internal color is bright orange with a small seed cavity. Fruits have the aroma of sweet melon when cut.
Birdhouse or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly used for crafts or decoration. Gourd birdhouses are attractive to many species of birds including wrens, chickadees, swallows, bluebirds, titmice, and nuthatches. Order Online
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! Order Online
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! Order Online
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. Order Online
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. Order Online
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. Order Online
Excellent for crafts and fun to grow, these gourds will delight with their swan like shape. These gourds are green with creamy speckles , and the shell is glossy and hard when dried. Order Online
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. Order Online
Linked to cheese through appearance only, the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin has been revered for centuries thanks to its smooth flesh and string-less interior. It’s one of the oldest squashes domesticated for food, which we think speaks well for its taste and grow-ability. Order Online
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.