Pumpkins

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    I was wondering what pumpkins are going to in your areas. Ive always been curious about this. Here in San Fransisco large pumpkins are going for $4.99 each. They consider a large pumpkin to be a bit bigger then a basket ball.


    I end up getting about 14 of them. I also like the "Cinderella" pumpkins and get a few of those too. I love the rich deeper orange color.



     
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    3.88 ,20 inch diameter media carver
     
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    $3.99. Large normal looking pumpkin (truthfully I did even not know there were fancy ones).

    FOURTEEN pumpkins, syrenn? Conspicuous consumption issues?
     
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    Yep, i sorts do it up for the kids :)
     
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    I haven't priced them in the stores, we're going to the farm hopefully on Sunday to pick our own. Last year I paid $3 each for approximately 25" diameter, plus an hour or so of entertainment for the little people and a free hayride through the orchard thrown in for good measure. Worth it. :thup:
     
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    I have to be honest ... I have no idea what I paid for my pumpkins. Per pound I'm sayin'. When I go looking for my fall pumpkins, I of course look at the shape and size. Depending much on what I'm going to do with them. But the main factor in purchasing the ones I do, is the stem. Yes, the stem. I like a funky twisted stem on my pumpkins. It drives me insane when I go to pay for them and the person weighing and ringing picks them up by the stem! WTF? Don't do that! Don'tcha know it could snap off? Before I know it, my mouth opens and a suggestion to pick it up from the bottom excapes.

    I like to have a variety of traditional orange and lumina white.
     
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    We don't buy them around here. When we want a pumpkin, we wait until Harold, up the road, has gone to town and we go to his pumpkin patch and snatch us one. All the neighbors do it. Harold knows we raid his pumpkin patch and is a good sport about it. He does the same thing to our sweet corn in the summer. We all get along somehow.
     
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    Not sure actually!
    I am taking my son up to Green Bluff a farming community that has a lot of farms where you can pick your own pumpkin, along with apples, and you can go on hay rides. One place has a shop and a maze etc.
     
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    What are pumpkins? Is that where the cans come from? How do they grow them in the sealed cans? I didn't know they had cans that big. Can we make a pie? I'll bring the whipped cream. Do you have any dishes? Spoons? I like to eat mine with a fork, how about you...........
     
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    $2.90 per in west central Indiana at the store. Guy at the outside the National Guard Armory has several hundred sitting out there, not sure what he charges but if you go out and pick them in the field they are probably a lot cheaper.

    I see a lot of people just draw a face instead of carving it up. That is part of the experience with carving a "Jack a Lantern." That and the proliferation of plastic pumpkins with lights in them. Without the flickering candle inside of a real pumpkin the effect gets lost. Ahhh ... technology!

    from Wikepedia
     
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