Saturday, October 22, 2011

Not Cinderella's Pumpkin

In the last few years, pumpkins in colors other than orange have become quite popular.  I looked up several of my favorite seed catalogs for more information on multi colored pumpkins. 

From NeSeed is Porcelain Doll. It is an exotic pink pumpkin.  

The Australians seem to have cornered the market on blue 
pumpkins. Blue Moon Hybrid has a mottled grey rind with
orange-yellow flesh and a flattened globe shape. 

 Jarrahdale Heirloom. A greenish lined pumpkin. 

Silver Moon F1 pumpkin is an Australian type with dark orange flesh. This pumpkin has a pale blue color with silvery white striping and speckling. 

Stokes Seed catalog has a pumpkin named  Fairytale. It is similar in shape to Cinderella but has a unique tan or oak color. It looks like a wood carving.

 Marina De Chioggia, below,  is one of the most unique looking Italian heirloom pumpkin. 

Burpee says this bright scarlet heirloom pumpkin is what the 
artist  who drew Cinderella's coach used as a model. Burpee introduced it to America in 1883, but it had long been popular in France. This is called Rouge Vif d' Etampe. 
Rouge Vif D'Etampes

Johnny's Selected Seeds has a big flat pale heirloom pumpkin called Long Island Cheese.  

Long Island Cheese

 Again, Austrailian Seed offers  Queensland Blue, a dark, slate grey heavily ribbed pumpkin. 
 PUMPKIN Queensland Blue

DP Seeds lists  Moonscape F1 Hybrid, which they describe as a pinkish pumpkin. 

Pumpkin, Moonscape F1 Hybrid

It looks like there will be some more interesting decorating to
come with a bigger selection of colors of pumpkins.

 And if you remember, Cinderella's pumpkin changed into a beautiful blue one until midnight. 

I am joining 


Babs said...

Those are beautiful pumpkins. Pink ones? Who knew? And I never knew the kind for Cinderella's coach was such an old variety...but then I never knew a lot about pumpkins. Thanks for all the interesting info.

Marigene said...

Wow, that is quite an assortment of colors...I want an aqua one!

mississippi artist said...

What a great post. I love all of the information. I think I will have to plant some different pumpkins next year.

d e l i g h t said...

There are such a variety of colors to choose from! I bought one at Trader Joes that is pinkish with some kind of growths all over it. Rather different but I loved the colors. Thanks for sharing all the photos of the different colors of pumpkins. Also, thank you for visiting my blog!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great info on the different pumpkins. I have a couple of the blue grey ones and a greenish one. I have never seen the pink ones. How pretty.

Elaine said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.. I just read of all the different colored pumpkins on your.. i have not seen blue or pink or green ones.. Very interesting.. I signed to be a new follower to your blog.
warm wishes Elaine

Marilyn said...

When I was in Denver at my daughter's last weekend we found some of the unusual pumpkins at a local floral shoppe and they were expensive. I think I'll find some of these seeds for these unusual ones that you shared. Thanks for all the information.♥♫

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Wow! I have never seen a pink pumpkin! I love all of the ones you have featured.

Lizabeth said...

Wow those are all great! I love that Italian Heirloom one- it's so interesting in texture and color! I love the blue's and the different shapes. Great posting!

Snap said...

What a fun post! I love seed catalogs and will have to look in January when the new ones are out and look for some of these marvelous pumpkins! Great Autumn post! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Pat@BPM said...

Enjoyed this so much! I am facinated by all the colors, shapes and sizes.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Maggie said...

They are all fabulous! Love the differnet colours you found.
The rouge vif d'etampe variety is the only type we see in the markets here in Normandy, at this time of year.

Geneva said...

Enjoyed this little teaching on pumpkin varieties. My favorite is the little Cinderella ":o) I liked reading your blog very much! Thank you for visiting mine earlier and leaving such a sweet comment...