Friday, October 3, 2008

It's October and We Have Pumpkins

We're about to take off for market with the first pumpkins of the season. We'll haul a few over each week because they are heavy. These are a variety called Neon, always the first to mature. I love the green star around the stem but it disappears as the pumpkins mature.
And yes, this too is a pumpkin not a zucchini. It's called Long Pie, an heirloom variety originally from the Azores. It makes great pumpkin pies. As long as there is an orange spot on the bottom when you harvest it it will mature and turn bright orange in storage. We'll have them at market in time for Thanksgiving pies.

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