A Cornucopia of Pumpkins

This gallery contains 5 photos. This is a rather appropriate post, considering that Hallowe’en is in a few more days. Go ahead and play with your food: pumpkins are surprisingly cheap, whether you choose to eat them or carve them, or both. The big reddish-orange pumpkins that look stretched are known as Cinderella pumpkins. Photographed on a rainy October 15, 2014, at a local nursery.

Cinderella Pumpkins

Pumpkins are native to North America, and ripen after summer — hence their other name, winter squash. Here’s a variation of white pumpkin with orange stripes. Photographed on a rainy October 15, 2014, at a local nursery.

White-Pumpkins-with-Orange-Stripes

First time I’ve seen this! This variety of winter squash is called Turk’s Turban aka French Turban or turban squash. Photographed on a rainy October 19, 2014, at a local nursery.

Turks-Turban

These are white (ghost/albino) pumpkins. Once you open them, though, they still have the typical orange fleshy interiors that are perfect for pumpkin pie or jack-o-lanterns. These ornamental gourds remind me so much of Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage, and have even been used as table centerpieces and at weddings. Photographed on a rainy October 15, 2014, at a local nursery.

White-Pumpkins

And a medley of differently coloured squashes that I can’t even begin to name. Who says summer has the monopoly on the colour spectrum (there are even blue pumpkins, but we didn’t see them for sale). Photographed on a rainy October 15, 2014, at a local nursery.

A-Medley-of-Squashes

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