Fall Pumpkins – more than just orange pumpkins?

I took a ride to Swisher’s Farm last week to purchase my pumpkins. I was worried that they didn’t have any left since I’m late buying them this year. To my surprise they still had a nice selection.
If you thought there were only “orange” pumpkins then you need to visit Swisher’s. Mr. & Mrs. Swisher were there to greet me. Mrs. Swisher helped me understand all the varietals that are grown on their farm and which ones were the best for eating. I only wanted to purchase them for decoration but I didn’t want to break the news to them so I listened while she educated me in the pumpkin types and their names. I knew there were different heirloom types but never knew they had names! (I guess just like sea shells. Only my friends Meredith, Cathy & Luann would understand this comment.) So I purchased some of Mrs Swisher’s pumpkins as you see in my photos.

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The deep orange red one is named Cinderella. Its name is derived from resembling Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage.Fairytale is the light orange with green pumpkin. Mrs. Swisher told me twice that I could eat Fairytale but not Cinderella. Don’t worry, they are only my decorations I told her! The one that looks like it has warts growing on it is named Peanut. I liked the unique look of it. The small white one is Snowball. And of course I purchased the good ole “orange” pumpkins. I’m sure they have a name too.
It just shows you that you can learn something new every day!

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