A gourd-like squash. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from the stem to the bottom, containing the seeds and pulp. They are widely grown for commercial use and are used for food, decoration (pumpkin carving, Halloween), and recreation (chucking).
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Handling and Storage
Display out of the direct sun. Cover with a towel or blanket if leaving outdoors in the cold. Store in a cool dry environment. Look for firm, good color pumpkins with no mold or soft spots, as well as a strong stem.
Giant; Face Pumpkins; Spookies; Wee-Be-Littles; Pie
End of summer through the fall.