Who knows their pumpkins??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    A friend of mine has a pumpkin growing wild in her yard. The pumpkins look ALOT like the shape of normal pumpkins but are the color and texture of butternut squash...... I have searched all sorts of varieties, but gad I had no idea how many there were!!

    Any guesses what type of pumpkin this could be??
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
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    yeah there are sure alot of pumpkins outs there.
    i saw for the first time a "white" pumpkin... it was real pretty. dont know why i didnt buy it. [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    We have those, also, but I have no clue what their official variety is called. [​IMG]

    BTW they make WONDERFUL pies!
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Casper.... that is what we call em.
     
  5. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like these? These are Long Island Cheese squash. They make the best pie!
     
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  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    You guys are SO smart! But, I don't think thats it.

    I looked and the Long ISland cheese are usually shorter than tall. This one was the same size as a standard medium pumpkin. And the ribs were shallower than usual.

    This one DID have deep orange flesh (smelled great too.) I had NO IDEA there were so many varieties!!!



    Any other guesses??
     
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Could be a mutt....
     
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Quote:You're right especially since it came up wild. Gorgeous fruit but she's afraid to eat it since it came up in a dog poo compost pile. [​IMG]
     
  9. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lumina pumpkins? They are bright orange inside.
     
  10. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are more varieties of pumpkins (winter squash) than you can shake a stick at.

    Around here is where they grow the Libby's pumpkins. What's interesting is that they don't look like jack-o-lantern pumpkins at all. They're tan skinned like a butternut and shaped more like a spagetti squash. I've read that they're actually a type of butternut and not a 'pumpkin'.

    I grew about an acre of winter squash this year. Mostly Kabocha (Japanese type of winter squash), quite a few butternuts, acorn squash, pie type orange pumpkins, a couple of carving pumpkins (takes a breath), a 'blue pumpkin' plant, neck pumpkins and I'm probably forgetting a variety. Anyhow, I don't save seeds from them because sometimes they'll cross and then you have no idea what you're growing. [​IMG]
     

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