Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Life of a Pumpkin in Pictures

This pumpkin called "Pumpkin Rouge Vif d'Etampes" was grown in Cumberland County and is also known as the "Cinderella" pumpkin. The variety becomes a stunning dark orange and is what the artist used as a model when he drew Cinderella's pumpkin coach. It had long been popular in France before Burpee introduced it to America in 1883. The pumpkins are slightly flattened, heavily ribbed and make wonderful autumn displays.


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