I keep finding interesting new varieties (which are really not new at all) of pumpkin at roadside stands and markets as I drive around the country.
This new one is beautiful:
I found out later from a native friend that this variety does have a local name, though pronouncing it is difficult.
It’s a C. moschate almost certainly, with a marked similarity to the “alligator squash” that Baker Creek Seeds used to carry.
Soon we’ll see what it tastes like. And, by the way, this video has one of my best raps yet.
Finally – don’t forget you can now pre-order my new booklet on growing caffeine.
It’s quite informative and… only $1.99.
It’s fall gardening season, so put the days to work and you’ll be harvesting some good crops before long.
If you live further north, start grabbing those leaves as they fall and pile ’em up for great compost fodder for spring.
Have a great weekend and don’t miss pumpkin hunting at the local farmer’s markets. I’ve gotten – and obviously still get – some great seeds that way.