PUMPKIN: The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes to commercial and ornamental sales. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking, from the fleshy shell, to the seeds, to even the flowers; most parts of the pumpkin are edible. Traditionally, pumpkin is a very popular Halloween and Thanksgiving staple.
Blue Jarrahdale Pumpkin: Fairly large, avg. 6-10 lb., drum-shaped fruit with heavy, rounded ribs and slate gray skin. Medium sweet, thick orange flesh of good quality. Long storage. An appealing pumpkin/squash for fall decorative use. Stores well. An Australian native, it is a favorite of U.S. amateur seed savers.
Fairly large, avg. 6-10 lb., drum-shaped fruit with heavy, rounded ribs and slate gray skin