Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 9, 2015 6:45:00 PM

Fall is here and that means it's pumpkin time! Green Acres Nursery & Supply offers a wide variety of pumpkins perfect for decorating, carving and even eating. Here is a breakdown of some of our more popular pumpkins, squash & gourds:

Edibles

The following varieties are both beautiful and delicious. They have very thick skin so be careful when attempting to cut them. 

Pumpkin_jarrahdale-518439-editedJarrahdale

Donning hues in unearthly blues, Jarrahdale is a rare heirloom pumpkin from Australia. Its golden colored flesh is mildly sweet, string-free and great for baking. Although most people buy it for its cool color, squatty shape and deep ribs, this is also our most highly recommended pumpkin for pies. 

 

 

 

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The true name of this heirloom variety from France is Rouge vif D'Etampes which is a description of its vivid red coloring. Its nickname is derived from its squat shape, which resembles the pumpkin that Cinderella's fairy godmother turned into a carriage for her to ride in the night of the ball. No matter what you call it, this pumpkin is sure to impress as a decoration or baked into a pie. 

 

 

Pumpkin_Kamo_Kamo-241841-editedKamo Kamo Squash

Originally from New Zealand, Kamo Kamo is a medium-small rounded squash with deep ribs and green and orange stripes. Its unusual color variation makes it a festive fall decoration, with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally known as Musque de Provence, this is an old time favorite from France. It's deep green when immature, and ages to a fine antique-looking sepia tone. The orange, fine-grained flesh is ideal for baking. 

 

 

 

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Perfectly portioned white-and-orange striped pumpkins, aren't they cute? Try stuffing and baking them, or using them as decorative bowls for autumn-spiced soup. 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin_spooky_lumina-056051-edited-072483-editedLumina

A medium-sized ghostly white pumpkin which delivers a bright orange surprise on the inside. Spooky and delicious, Lumina is tasty for baking and will hold its color for longer if kept out of direct sunlight. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ornamentals

The following varieties are great for painting carving, decorating or even just using as a festive fall centerpiece. 

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Watch out for this behemoth! Big Max is a hefty pumpkin which makes a statement with your fall-themed decorations. It has cheerful, bright orange skin and tends to have one flat side from lazing about on the ground. It makes a great pumpkin, or chair as you can see here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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What sets this carving pumpkin apart is its thick stem. It's sturdy, long-lasting and adds great character to any jack-o-lantern. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This indestructible pumpkin comes in a deceivingly small package. Iron Mans are orange, round, and tough as nails. We like to cut off the stems and use them as bowling balls during our annual Fall Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The perfect size for little toddler hands, this mini pumpkin is sure to inspire awe in your festive fall display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin_knucklehead-325687-edited-340305-editedKnucklehead

Warty and lovable, this medium-sized carving pumpkin is just begging to be transformed into a grinning witch. Will it be a good witch or a bad witch? Take one home and get creative. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Too Many

This large barrel-shaped variety is swirled with pale pink and cream variegatied. Said to resemble a bloodshot eyeball, its unusual color is sure to turn heads in a spooky Halloween theme. 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin_Gooseneck_Gourd-607579-editedGooseneck Gourd

This bright green-and-white striped serpentine gourd is somewhat bulbous at both ends, giving it a sort of avian appearance. Its hard skin makes it extremely long-lasting. It's a fun gourd to paint or carve when it's dried.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin_Lunch_lady-706539-editedLunch Lady

When a couple of little warts just aren't going to cut it, you need the bumpiest pumpkin we sell: Lunch Lady. Their unusual texture and extraordinary color variation makes Lunch Lady a great addition to a Halloween or Thanksgiving display. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever your tastes, Green Acres Nursery & Supply is the destination for pumpkins this fall. Come to any of our locations and pick up your perfect pumpkin today!

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