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.
One of the world's smallest and most interesting pumpkins. Plants bear an average of 8 miniature pumpkins, approximately 2 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. Pumpkins are edible, but are most often used as table decorations and miniature jack o'lanterns. Properly cured, pumpkins will last up to 8 months.