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How many varieties of pumpkins are there?


Asked by LanaisSky96 at 3:37 AM on Mar. 12, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Cushaw Group
    Green-Striped Cushaw
    Sweet Potato
    White Cushaw
    Golden Cushaw

    Trick or Treat (hybrid, 10 to 12 pounds, good for carving)
    Tricky Jack (hybrid; small)
    Triple Treat (thick flesh; 6 to 8 pounds; cooks, carves well)

    Miniature Pumpkin:
    Baby Boo (white)
    Jack-Be-Little (standard orange miniature)
    Jack-Be-Quick (taller, darker orange)
    Munchkin (uniform, attractive orange)
    Sweetie Pie (small, scalloped, medium orange)

    Answer by Razelda at 4:36 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • The Standard Orange Variety:
    Grows between 2 to 5 pounds
    Baby Bear (small, flattened shape; fine stem)
    Baby Pam; Oz (hybrid, very smooth skin, immature yellow color)
    Small Sugar or New England Pie (the standard pie type)
    Spooktacular (hybrid; bright orange; ribbed)
    Sugar Treat (hybrid; bright color)
    Winter Luxury (old variety, good for cooking; unique netted skin)

    Standard Orange:
    Grows between 8 to 15 pounds
    Autumn Gold (hybrid, yellow when immature)
    Bushkin (hybrid)
    Frosty (hybrid; smooth-textured skin)
    Funny Face (hybrid)
    Harvest Moon (hybrid)
    Spirit (hybrid, semi-bush)
    Young's Beauty

    Answer by Razelda at 4:35 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Standard Orange:
    Grows between 15 to 25 pounds
    Aspen (hybrid, deep orange, uniformly large)
    Big Autumn (hybrid, yellow when mature)
    Big Tom
    Connecticut Field (the old standard)
    Ghost Rider (dark orange; very dark green stem)
    Happy Jack (uniform, dark orange)
    Howden Field (the industry standard for the last 20 years)
    Jackpot (hybrid; round)
    Jumpin' Jack (large, dark orange, heavy, tall)
    Pankow's Field (large, variable pumpkins with exceptionally large, long stems).

    Rouge Vif d'Estampes (deep red-orange, flattened, heavily sutured. It was the prototype for Cinderella's carriage pumpkin and is sometimes sold as "Cinderella" pumpkin.)

    Answer by Razelda at 4:35 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Types for canning and cooking:
    Buckskin (hybrid)
    Chelsey (hybrid)
    Dickinson Field
    Kentucky Field

    Jumbo Pumpkins:
    Growas between 50, 100 pounds to much larger:
    Atlantic Giant (most true giants come from this variety)
    Big Max
    Big Moon
    Mammoth Gold

    White Painting
    Little Boo

    Answer by Razelda at 4:36 AM on Mar. 12, 2011