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Varieties of Pumpkins
We all love pumpkins. There are hundreds literally hundreds of varieties to choose from. Through eons of time, these notorious cross breeders, have produced a remarkable selection to choose from. Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbita family.
To help you to select the perfect pumpkin seeds to grow, we have broken them down into five types below.
Did you Know? A pumpkin is a pumpkin, until it is carved. Then, it is a Jack O'Lantern. Pumpkin Carving
Miniature pumpkins- These cute little guys fit in the palm of your hand. They are great for Fall decorating. Miniature pumpkins are classified as gourds. There are also recipes for cooking with these tiny pumpkins. Members include:
Field Pumpkins, or Jack O'Lanterns (Cucurbita Pepo)- This group includes a huge number of varieties of pumpkins. Varieties of field pumpkins include:
Giant Pumpkins (Cucurbita Maxima)- Giant pumpkin growing has become a very popular hobby. Giant pumpkin growers are among the most devoted, and perhaps fanatical of all gardeners. Popular giant pumpkin varieties include:
Cooking Varieties - All pumpkins are edible. Some types are better for baking and cooking than others. The cooking varieties have a sweeter taste and smoother texture. They include:
Cucurbita Moschata-- This group of primarily squash includes the pumpkins frequently used for commercially canned pumpkins. Commercial pumpkin varieties usually have a tan-colored skin.
More Pumpkin Information:
See the world record pumpkin. it's well over 2,000 pounds.
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Garden Recipes - Find Pumpkin recipes and garden recipes galore!
How to grow pumpkins - from The Gardener's Network
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