What are the pros? shelf ripens and stores well
What are the cons? a little hard to process
I grew this pumpkin around four years ago in Lubbock, TX. The soil wasn't perfect- kind of caliche, but good enough to have a decent garden. The pumpkin plant grew large vines but the first few pumpkins rotted from overwatering (oops). Two pumpkins made it, I picked them in October while they were still mostly green and they ripened completely afterwards. They were huge! And exactly like the one in the picture; the larger one weighed over 40 pounds and the smaller one was in the 30 pound range. They were both baked, pureed, and frozen. The pumpkin puree was a very bright orange, unlike the dull brown color of canned pumpkin. It tasted very good, there was so much pumpkin that there is still some in the freezer that gets used for pies and desserts, and I don't think my family has had to buy pumpkin in four years, literally! The hardest thing is cutting them in pieces to put in the oven, then baking and pureeing nearly 80 pounds of pumpkin, which my mom did. But it is well worth the work
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