Pumpkins are a type of squash that has cultural and culinary popularity, given their affiliations with different American holidays. Though stereotypically large, orange and gourd-like, pumpkins come in a variety of colors, textures, shapes and sizes. Small, orange "sugar pie" pumpkins (the variety considered most ideal for cooking) can be found year-round in local grocery stores, whereas the larger Jack 'O Lantern pumpkins can be found there during October. Specialty pumpkins like Lumina, Jarradale and Giant varieties are available at local pumpkin patches.

Pumpkins can be found seasonally at:

Global_2007_Jackolanterns.jpgGLOBAL carved these Jack 'O Lanterns for Halloween 2007


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