Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON


Photo: Jarradale, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 19 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2010. Available mid-September -  October.

Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Height: 4 - 6"
Width: 6 - 10"
Weight: 5 - 10 lbs
Colour: Blue-grey
Texture: Smooth surface with deep sutures
Flesh: Orange

Australian Blue pumpkins may be rare here, but in the land down under blue pumpkins are far more common than orange ones. They have thick, bright orange flesh, and have a long shelf life. Jarrahdale is a small town in Western Australia -not even close to Queensland!

Possibly extremely tasty. Last year "Grey Ghost", a kabocha type squash had outstanding flavour, in fact it won our taste test. However we must confess that at the time of the taste test, we thought we were eating Jarrahdale with which has the same grey colour rind. We should get it right this year, stay tuned.