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Pumpkin Picking

Did you know that the Connecticut Field Pumpkin is one of the oldest heirloom pumpkins? Known as the original Halloween pumpkin it makes great pies too! Click on the counties below to find a Connecticut Grown pumpkin for your carving, pie and décor needs this autumn.

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Pumpkin Facts

  • Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red.
  • Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack.
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
  • Pumpkins are used for feed for animals.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads. As a food they can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled.
  • Pumpkins are members of the vine crops family called cucurbits.
  • In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
  • The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon."
  • The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
  • Pumpkins are fruit.
  • Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
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