Have Your Carve And Eat It Too

If you want the very best-tasting pumpkin pie, the one ingredient to avoid putting in your pie is…pumpkin.

Yes, I know this seems like a rather absurd statement, but commercial pumpkin pie fillings aren’t really made with pumpkins, rather they are made with specific varieties of butternut squash. 

Now, before you vent your outrage at the big food corporations for misleading consumers, keep in mind that the terms "Pumpkin" and "Squash" don’t really have a precise botanical meaning, and one really needs to delve into a bit of botany to understand how the two are related.

Most varieties of Halloween carving pumpkins are from the species Cucurbita pepo, whereas pumpkin pie fillings are varieties of Cucurbita moschata that includes the rich-flavoured and meaty, butternut squashes.

Of course, if you’re thinking, "Why can’t I have the best of both worlds – something that I could either carve or eat and still looks like a pumpkin?" Well, this year, we have the perfect solution to the pumpkin/squash conundrum. It’s sort of a "Have your carve and eat it too" scenario. Cinderella is a variety that has both a rich, red-orange skin and looks like a pumpkin, but has delicious orange flesh that can be baked or used in pies. 

But just remember that while Cinderella is great for cutting or culinary purposes, it is far too small to be used as a carriage.


~Jim Hole 

Small ones, big ones, some the size of your head!

We're getting lots of calls about whether or not we have any pumpkins and the answer is we've got tons! 20 tons in fact!

Small ones, big ones, some the size of your head! We've got:

  • Icy Whites
  • Cinderellas
  • Knuckleheads
  • Atlantic Giants
  • We have some pretty cool looking mini gourds too!

Stop by soon for the best selection.