Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Phat Jack
Phat Jack
Photo: Phat Jack, David MacTavish (with Rebecca MacTavish), Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 26 2014
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2011, available mid-September - October.

Genus: Cucurbita pepo
Height: 16 - 24"
Width: 16 - 24"
Weight: 30 - 50+ lbs
Colour: Orange
Rind Texture: Smooth, ribbed
Flesh: pale range

"Phat Jack" is Pretty Huge And Terrific, and it sure looks pretty hot and tempting, and it is well named because it is the biggest jack-o'-lantern type pumpkin available. The biggest ones can exceed 60 pounds, and the large size gives the carving artist a broad canvas to work with. The extraordinarily thick handles look strong enough to support it, but we recommend carrying it with two arms!