The shape of Alagold Pumpkins varies from that of a cylinder to that of a bell. They have a small seed cavity, and very meaty, dark sweet golden flesh. Their flavour is reminiscent of Butternut Squash, but they have softer flesh and are larger overall. Alagold Pumpkins are popular in the southern US states. Cooking…
Allneck Cushaw Pumpkins
Allneck Cushaw Pumpkins have long, firm necks. Inside, there is lots of flesh, and just a small seed cavity. History Notes Allneck Cushaw Pumpkins were developed by the G.H. Hastings Company of Atlanta, Georgia from a Green Striped Cushaw. Released 1952.
Developed by “Market More.” Released 1989. No other information known.
Cangold Pumpkins are oblong, with dark yellow flesh, and a small seed cavity that doesn’t produce many seeds. The flesh walls will be 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7 ½ cm) thick. The pumpkins will weigh 9 to 15 pounds (4 to 7 kg.) There will be 1 pumpkin per plant. History Notes Cangold…
E.D. Smith recipe for pumpkin pie
Recipe for pumpkin pie from cans of E.D. Smith pure pumpkin purée
Fat Boy Pumpkins
Fat Boy Pumpkins have dark, orange-coloured rind, with large green handles. They are large pumpkins, easily weighing up to 30 pounds (13 ½ kg.) They grow on a vine-type plant with high yields. 120 days from seed. History Notes Fat Boy Pumpkins were released in 1997.
Fortuna Pumpkins are uniformly-sized, medium-sized pumpkins. They are aimed at growers in the tropics. History Notes Fortuna Pumpkins were developed at the Puerto Rico Agricultural Experimental Station at Río Piedras, Puerto Rico from a native pumpkin strain over seven generations. Released 1950.
Gele Reuzen Pumpkins
Gele Reuzen Pumpkins are round with pale skin, almost no ribbing visible, and sturdy handles. They will weigh 65 to 120 pounds (30 to 55 kg.) 125 days from seed.
Gladiator Pumpkins have good orange colour with moderate ribbing and large, firm handles. They weigh 15 to 25 pounds (7 to 11 kg.) F1 hydrid. Language Notes During development, Gladiator Pumpkins were referred to as “HMX 2689.”
Gold Strike Pumpkins
Gold Strike Pumpkins are round, though slightly flattened, with dark golden-orange rind and moderate ribbing, and a good handle. They will weigh 15 to 25 pounds (7 to 11 kg.) F1 hybrid; high yields. 105 days from seed. History Notes Gold Strike Pumpkins were developed by Rupp Seeds. Released 1988.
Goldilocks are small, round, golden orange pumpkins. Plant Protected Variety. History Notes Goldilocks Pumpkins were developed by Aggeler & Musser Seed Company. Released 1984.
Half-Moon Pumpkins have smooth, rich orange rind with ribs close together, and firmly-attached handles. The flesh walls are thick. They grow to be about 12 inches (30 cm) wide by 14 inches (36 cm) tall, and weigh 15 to 20 pounds (6 ¾ to 9 kg.) History Notes Half-Moon Pumpkins were developed by the Twilley…
Happy Pumpkins are shaped like Connecticut Field pumpkins, with a white-coloured rind. The pumpkin grows to weigh up to 10 pounds (4 ½ kg.) History Notes Happy Pumpkins were developed by a Jennie C. Brush. The pumpkin was released in 1986 and granted Protected Variety Plant Ref. No. 8600093 on 03/25/1986. The certificate was abandoned,…
Howdy Doody Pumpkins
Howdy Doody are Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins. They are mostly round, though they can be on the tall or squat side. They have moderately-ribbed, dark orange rind, with firmly attached, thick, dark green handles and thick flesh walls. They will weigh 12 to 20 pounds (5 ½ to 9 kg.) The plant is an F1 hybrid…
History Notes Ichabod Pumpkins were developed by the “Market More” company. Released 1989. Language Notes Named after Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow.
La Estrella Calabasa Pumpkins
La Estrella Calabasa Pumpkins have a very dull orange background, with dull green and tan blotches on it. They weigh 6 to 12 pounds (2.7 kg to 5 ½ kg.) Use them as you would a squash. 70 to 130 days from seed, depending on how far south or north grown. This is a hybrid…
Leek & Pumpkin Soup
A wonderful fall soup.
Libby’s recipe for pumpkin pie
Recipe for pumpkin pie from Libby’s pie tins.
Little Jack Pumpkins
Little Jack Pumpkins are small, uniformly-sized pumpkins with a satisfying orange colour to their rind. They weigh 4 to 6 pounds (1.8 to 2.7 kg.) History Notes Little Jack Pumpkins were developed by the Petoseed Company. Released 1992.
Longface Pumpkins are somewhat tall, thus the name “long face.” They are uniformly-sized pumpkins with a good, firmly-attached handle, and weigh 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13 ½ kg.) They grow on an F1 hybrid semi-bush plant, that delivers high yields. 95 days from seed. History Notes Longface Pumpkins were developed by Robson Seed…
Longfellow Pumpkins have yellow rind. [This is all the information we have been able to uncover to date.] History Notes Longfellow Pumpkins were developed at the Louisiana Agricultural Experimental Station at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana from a cross between African Queen and Cushaw pumpkin/squash. Released 1943.
Paint-A-Punkin Pumpkins have smooth, light beige coloured rind. Inside, it has stringy flesh that some people like. They weigh 12 to 14 pounds (5 ½ to 6 ½ kg.) 100 to 105 days from seed. F1 hybrid. Storage Hints Shelf life of many months. History Notes Paint-A-Punkin Pumpkins were developed by the Petoseed Company. Released…
Peek-A-Boo Pumpkins are slightly-flattened, with smooth, dark orange rind and slight ribbing. They grow 6 inches (15 cm) wide by 5 inches (12 ½ cm) tall, and weigh 3 ½ to 4 pounds (1 ½ to 1 ¾ kg.) They have extra-long handles, and finely-textured flesh. Early harvest; 90 days from seed. Peek-A-Boo Pumpkins are…
Pie pumpkins are pumpkins that are good for making pumpkin pies from. Rind colour may vary though it is typically orange.