Pumpkin is a member of the squash family, yet it is actually a fruit. It is considered a fruit because it grows on a vine and contains seeds. Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America. They are widely grown for commercial use and are used both in food and recreation.
Pumpkins in general are an orange or yellow color; however, some specialty varieties range from dark to pale green, brown, white, red and gray. The color is determined by yellow-orange pigments in their skin and pulp. The rind is smooth with light, vertical ribs. The fruit has a hollow center, with numerous small, off-white colored seeds scattered inside.
There are countless different types of pumpkin varieties. Pumpkins vary in shape, size and colors. In general, pumpkins weigh approximately 4–6 kg with the largest capable of reaching a weight of 25 kg or more.
The bright orange color is proof that pumpkins are loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer as well as protect against heart disease. It also protects against some degenerative aspects of aging.
There are many different types of pumpkin varieties. We can offer a variety of colors, sizes, shapes & textures for eating or for decorative purposes. Please feel free to inquire about the availability.