An icon of autumn, pumpkins immediately make us think of Jack o’Lanterns carved by the kids or warm pumpkin soups on a cosy evening. But many people find they get stuck in a rut, growing, harvesting, and eating the same thing every year. So, here are some of the best pumpkins to mix up your Halloween.
Some have mild flesh that’s perfect for roasting, while others have a nutty taste that goes well in casseroles. So, don’t spend Halloween forcing down the same old pumpkin soup! Try these different varieties for carving and cooking and liven up your harvest menu.
As well as being fantastic food, they are visually stunning. They are wonderful for creating beautiful autumnal displays for windowsills, front steps, and window boxes.
Looking for decorative seasonal veg? Gourds are inedible, but they keep for ages and their odd forms make a fantastic addition to displays.