But there are times when the smallest cup just won’t do…
And there are times when the smallest pumpkin in the PSL just won’t do either…
So let’s take a look at the tall menu…
This is the size pumpkin typically used to carve Jack o’ Lanterns, and if you’ve carved your share of these pumpkins over the last thirty years as I have, you think of these pumpkins, and probably all pumpkins in general, as one huge stringy mess widh a dry, flavorless “taste”…just sitting there begging to be carved lavishly, to be placed in a corner where they will eventually rot and have to be thrown away, or at best being used as a soup tureen.
Make Mine a Tall
This category includes pumpkins that weight from eight to twenty-five pounds, and the most common varieties include…
- Best for…cooking or baking pumpkin pies.
- Size…about 15″ around and 6″ high
- Weight…twenty to thirty pounds
- Skin Color…dark green turns to an orange color when ripe
- Shelf Life
- Flesh Color…bright orange
- Vertical Ribbing…,deep
Make mine a Venti
(15 to 25 pounds)
The following are some of the most common monster-sized pumpkins—such as the world record pumpkin that weighed over 2,300 pounds
These are the great big huge ones that are proudly shown by their owners at county fairs and international pumpkin harvest festivals…where the pumpkins compete for bragging rights—such as a award, ribbon, cash prize, and notoriety.
These pumpkins are really now grown to be eaten because these pumpkins often lack the flavor of smaller pumpkins.
These pumpkins are really not good for carving either because scooping out the pulp can be a chore.
But they do make eye-catching displays on porches and in public places.
Some of the most common otf these pumpkins are,,,
- Atlantic Giant
- Big Max:
- Big Moon
- Dill’s Atlantic Giant
- Mammoth Gold
- Musquee de Provence.