6202 Walkers Line,
Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Height: 6 - 10"
Width: 8 - 15"
Weight: 10 - 20 lbs
Colour: Grey with orange and white splotches
Skin Texture: Smooth with light ribbing
“Iran” is the rarest pumpkin we grow. It was first cataloged by the United States Department of Agriculture from seed collected in 1940 at Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, in north eastern Iran. The seed remained in storage until the 1990’s when it was rescued by seed-man Glenn Drowns. It is a magnificent pumpkin, an absolute beauty.
Jack-o'-Lanterns: Iran has thick flesh, but it is fairly soft so carving is not a problem. Its thick flesh is uncommon for such a small pumpkin giving it a strong three dimensional effect when carved, something you don't often see on similar sized pumpkins. The dark grey skin is an added bonus.
Culinary: Amy Goldman describes it as “boiled turnip pablum”! .