Varieties Of Pumpkins - Lots and Lots of Them

Pumpkin Variety

Over 200 Varieties of Pumpkins

There’s over 200  varieties of pumpkin. However, seed manufacturers carry very few varieties. Chances are, you’ll only find a half a dozen or so varieties at stores and garden centers. Just a few see manufacturers carry a couple dozen at most.

Each variety has different characteristics. There’s big pumpkins, small pumpkins, and everything in between pumpkins. There’s a wide, wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. Aren’t we lucky!?

Here are some common, more popular varieties of pumpkins you can grow this year, with pride!

Miniature Varieties of Pumpkins

Jack Be Little

Jack Be Little – Abbreviated JBL. This little pumpkin fits in the palm of your hand.

While it is tiny, Jack Be Little has a HUGE presence for fall decorating

Baby Boo Pumpkin

Baby Boo – Cute, miniature, white pumpkins. They will make your Halloween even spookier!

Miniature Pumpkin Blend

Mini Harvest Blend – If you like miniature pumpkins, you’ll love this miniature harvest blend. It includes Hooligan, Gooligan, and Bumpkin. How can you beat that for Fall and Halloween?

Jack O'Lantern Sized or Field Pumpkins

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

Connecticut Field – It’s excellent for large Jack O’Lanterns, averaging 15 to 25 pounds. Bright orange, ribbed rind, with deep yellow, coarse flesh. Connecticut Field pumpkins are a home garden favorite.

Harvest Jack Pumpkin

Harvest Jack – This easy to grow and high yielding variety, averages 25 – 30 pounds. The fruit is dark orange with long handles. It makes great, large Jack O’Lanterns.

Howden Pumpkin

Howden  – pumpkins are a Halloween favorite. Big, bright orange, and easy to carve. The fruit grows 20 – 30 pounds. The plant can produce 4 – 6 pumpkins.

Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin

Jack O’Lantern – Perfect size for Halloween pumpkin carving Averages 8 to 15 pounds. Bright orange, ribbed fruit.

Giant Pumpkins

Novelty Varieties of Pumpkins

Jaradale pumpkin – It’s a blue pumpkin. Weighing 6 to 10 pounds, the Jaradale is unique and decorative. Use it for baking, mashing and cooking. Jaradales are long keepers.

Fairy Tale Pumpkin

 Fairy tale – A unique and popular French “cheese” pumpkin. Deeply lobed shape, and rich, deep, tan color. The flesh is fine-grained, and delicious in your favorite recipe. Long keeper. 15-18 pounds.

Blue Doll Pumpkin

Blue Doll  – This pumpkin will draw surprised stares, and a second look. Almost square fruit, it is an eye-catching blue color. Grows big, 20 – 30 pounds.

Cinderella Pumpkin

Cinderella – This is a French heirloom variety, and very, very popular. The fruit is reddish-orange, flattened and ribbed. It almost looks like a cheese wheel.

Cinderella produces 25 – 35 pound fruit, that is both beautiful and tasty.

Peanut Pumpkin

Peanut – This truly unique pumpkin is pink with beige bumps, resembling peanuts covering its surface. Learn more about the Peanut Pumpkin.

Red Warty Pumpkin

Red Warty – This lumpy red-orange pumpkin will make your weird and eerie Halloween display stand out. Weighs up to 20 pounds. Use it in a wide range of Fall and Halloween decorating. It’s also an excellent eating pumpkin with sweet, stringless flesh.

Giant Varieties of Pumpkins

Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Dill’s Atlantic Giant – The Grand Daddy of them all! Looking to grow a pumpkin that weighs a thousand pounds or more? Get Dill’s Atlantic giant pumpkin seeds.

Other Varieties of Pumpkins

Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Sweet Sugar Pie – These pumpkins are perfect for baking. Sweet, finer textured pulp. Sugar Pie sets the standard. Pumpkins average 5 to 7 pounds.

Casper – It’s ghostly white! And, it’s sure to be an attraction in both your pumpkin patch, and in your Fall or Halloween displays.

Wee Be Little – This little pumpkin is just 3 inches in diameter, round and grows to about a pound.

Use them for carving or painting. They are tasty, too!

Pumpkin On A Stick

Pumpkin on a Stick – A truly fascinating plant. Actually, an eggplant, it is quite novel. Use it to WOW fellow gardeners and passersby. Great for fall craft projects, and floral arrangements.

Related Articles:

Please support our site. Shop for:

Gardeners Network China Unique