Ever give any thought to the type of pumpkin turning into your jack-o-lantern? Here’s an interesting guide to pumpkin varietals.
If you get your Halloween pumpkin for carving at the supermarket, there is probably just a big bin full of dozens of pumpkins of the same general shape and size. Even if you pick your own, there are probably just a couple of options, one kind of varying sizes clearly for carving, and another clearly for decoration.
But that does not do the mighty pumpkin’s variety justice. Just in the United States alone there are 35 different varieties grown!
From our friends at The Spruce, here is an interesting guide to the different types of pumpkins available, many of them grown right here in Bergen, Rockland, and Orange Counties. Happy Fall!