Every year we grow a wide variety of heirloom and hybrid pumpkins here at Iron Oak Farm. This year, our pumpkin patch sadly took the back seat to our hay equipment restoration, and we simply ran out of time. We had a few vines with Sugar Pies and some Winged Gourds that did well, but other than that the field was rather pumpkinless. Next year will be different. I'm already compiling a list of seed varieties that I'd like to order to add to my own collection of saved seeds over past years. To name a few, I'd like to grow:
Biggie Howden: An X-Large traditional Jack-O-Lantern with deep orange flesh and nice deep ridges.
Wolf: A traditional Jack-O-Lantern type with large woody stems.
Triamble: A medium-small blueish gray pumpkin with three lobes that curl toward the stem
Polar bear: A large true-white pumpkin
I'm sure the list will get longer by next spring but pumpkins are definitely our focus for next year.
One of my favorite places to visit to view a wide selection of heirloom and hybrid pumpkins is a local Farm called Three Cedars Farm. Here is a collection of pumpkin photos I took on a recent trip.
|Green and white Cushaw Squash on top of a Big Max pumpkin|
|Musquee de Provence Green|
|Red Warty Thing|
|Three beautiful Big Max|
|This is a Full Moon|
|The French Cindarella, Rouge Vif D-etempe|
|Wee Be Littles|
|Pumpkin tower of Jarradale Australian Gray, on top of Musquee de Provence, on top of One Too Many hybrid.|