There are few sights more delightful than a green meadow aglow with orange pumpkins. And what is more fun on a cool, crisp day than to pick out that one special pumpkin! Depending on whether your plan is to carve or to cook, start with these hints and suggestions for finding the perfect pumpkin.
Color and shape are your main concerns. Sometimes it’s ghoulishly fun to have the pumpkin a bit green to accentuate the macabre. But if you plan to roast the seeds you find inside, stay with well-ripened specimens. These are most likely to have lots of plump seeds to roast.
–Look for “pie pumpkins” or “sweet pumpkins” that are smaller, sweeter & easier to work with.
–Stay away from pumpkins that are light in relation to their size. These tend to be less fleshy.
–Select pumpkins with at least 2 inches of stem left intact. Stemless pumpkins decay quickly.
–Avoid pumpkins with blemishes & soft spots though the shape of the pumpkin is unimportant.
–One pound of raw, untrimmed pumpkin yields about 1 cup of finished puree
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TISBURY FARM MARKET: 342 State Road, VH 508-693-2223
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SHIRLEY’S HARDWARE: 374 State Road, VH; 508-693-3070
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JARDIN MAHONEY: State Rd at County Rd, OB; 508.693.3511
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