Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Long Island Cheese
Long Island Cheese
Photo: Long Island Cheese, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 13 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2011, available in mid-September - October.

Genus: Cucurbita moschata
Height: 6 - 8"
Width: 10 - 14"
Weight: 10 - 12 lbs
Colour: Beige
Texture: Smooth, very lightly ribbed
Dense Raw Sienna (so says pumpkin guru Amy Goldman)

We think Long Island Cheese is kind of an oddball in the pumpkin patch. It's claim to fame? Storage! After all the other pumpkins have decomposed into a puddle, Long Island Cheese will still be going strong. It's colour, shall we say, is plain. It has the least flavour, and possibly the worst texture of all the pumpkins. But we like it anyway, and we'll continue to grow it, just because it is different. Being different is a good thing!