Pumpkin season is here! Evergreen Gene’s is here to supply you with some fascinating facts about pumpkins. If you’re looking for a way to add a pop of color to your landscape, planting pumpkins are one way to do so. Plus, carving pumpkins is a fun activity that you can do with the children. Here are four fun and fascinating facts.
Pumpkins Belong to the Squash Family
Did you know that pumpkins belongs to the squash family? You can classify a pumpkin as a winter squash that belongs to Cucurbita’s genus, just like the summer squash zucchini. The only difference is that pumpkin has a harder rind, unlike its counterpart. Butternut and acorn squash are other winter squashes comparable to pumpkins.
Not All Pumpkins Will Taste Great in Your Pumpkin Pie
With so many pumpkin types in existence, you have to be careful about which type you use to bake. A large pumpkin that you use for carving will differ from one used for baking. Look for smaller “sugar pumpkins.” if you want to bake a yummy pumpkin pie. If you’re looking to make your pumpkin carving more exciting, white pumpkins are growing in popularity because of their “ghost-like appearance” on the outside. But what’s interesting is that the flesh on the inside is still bright orange. You may want to consider this variety if your goal is to win a pumpkin-carving contest!
Pumpkins Weren’t Initially Used in Jack O’Laterns.
The idea of carving vegetables has a long history. This practice has Irish and Scottish origins. Some of the first Halloween carvings used turnips and beets. But soon, people learned that using pumpkins was more practical.
Pumpkin Pie and Carving Aren’t The Only Use for This Delicious Gourd.
Food lovers know that you can stew, roast, bake and even pickle a pumpkin. Also, you can use this flavor in warm and tasty drinks. As the weather becomes colder, a pumpkin spice latte may hit the spot.
It’s not too late to bring your fall landscape to life. Call Evergreen Gene’s today if you’re looking for ways to make your outdoor living space more visually appealing. The landscaping professionals here have the skills and expertise to bring your landscape to life!
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