My wife sent me this photo when she was making pumpkin pie with the caption “too pretty!”
We’re definitely growing Seminole pumpkins again, though I’ll probably take a one-year hiatus and grow Rick’s pumpkins in the spring so we can save seeds without crossing varieties.
Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if the two types are closely related genetically already. They have similar coloration and both are able to tolerate the extreme humidity and heat of Florida. Perhaps the Amish got seeds from the natives at some far-off point in the past…
The Seminole pumpkin interior on our variety is very easy to scoop… but not all Seminole pumpkins we’ve tried have been that way.
UPDATE: Check out the new Seminole Pumpkin Project page!