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After carving a pumping what is its life expectancy?

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Asked by adelinasmommy at 8:37 AM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Holidays

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  • Not very long! I say about 3 or 4 days. I haven't even carved ours and they are soft already!

    Answer by mamaada at 8:38 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • here in florida, like 2 days!! but i have seem them last 3-5 before.

    Answer by itzmyzoo at 8:38 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • A week if the teenagers don't get it.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 8:41 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Depends on the neighborhood. Here is it until after dark. You either bring that thing in or the teens smash it. lol

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 8:42 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • It depends on the weather. How cool is it and how much humidity? Anywhere from 1 to 4 days is average. So think carefully before you carve if you want it to last. If it's a sunny day-keep it out of the sun.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:42 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Depends on if it's warm outside. If it's cool, about a week. But you can extend it. After you carve it, take lemon juice (bottled) and pour it on a paper towel and generously wipe the entire inside down and carved openings. The lemon juice will prevent mold from happening too soon. It really works!!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:40 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • If you coat the inside and the cut parts with cinnamon (which is a natural preservative it will last longer. I know ours lasted for about a week or so last year. I didn't test it for longer than that. Bonus, it smells real nice when you light it on Halloween!

    Answer by duckigrrl at 11:09 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • A week, tops.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:22 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

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