Believe it or not, pumpkins weren't always this popular. Ancient texts hardly mention them as food, let alone decor.
But once the Irish started carving them instead of potatoes for jack-o-lanterns? Boom! Worldwide trend.
Are you thinking of growing pumpkins?
Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before your area's last frost since they're frost-sensitive. Once that frost risk is gone, plant them in a sunny spot.
Plant your pumpkin with a soil pH of 5.5 to 7.0 in zones 3 to 9, mixed with compost and manure.
And the variety? From the huge Dill's Atlantic to the tiny Baby Boo, there are over 73 types to discover. Let's dive in!
1. Jack Be Little Pumpkins
If you thought all pumpkins grew to the size of several basketballs, you haven't seen the Jack Be Little pumpkins.
At a size of only 3 inches in diameter and 2 inches in height, these adorable fruit pumpkins can fit in the palm of your hand and have a cute globe-like curvature, making them all the more cute to look at. Because of their tiny size, farmers prefer growing these instead.
Each plant will bear you at least 10+ baby pumpkins that can reach up to 10 feet long.
Jack Be Little seeds can sprout in at least two weeks after sowing. Their plants will grow to at least 2 feet tall and 10 feet long, requiring a large area outdoors.
Ensure the mounds are at least 24 inches wide and 8 inches tall at a spacing of 6 feet. They need 90 days before reaching full maturity.
2. Atlantic Giant
The Atlantic giant is the most menacing entry within these giant, round varieties and makes for a fantastic addition to any public pumpkin harvest festival.
The Atlantic Giant can grow over a whopping 990 pounds and has beauty to complement the size. Specialist breeders can grow these pumpkins to a bone-crushing 2600+ pounds.
For obvious reasons, these big, fat, monster-sized fruits are the most popular type of pumpkins and regularly get featured in pumpkin harvest festivals and county fairs.
Their round and heavy size tends to be the center of all attention. Who doesn't want to see the 'freak' among all fruits? Due to its large size, the Atlantic Giant needs at least 130 days to reach full maturity.
Read more: How to grow giant pumpkins
3. Big Max
Not to be confused with the Big Mac, the Big Max is a type of pumpkin quite famous for its size.
As the name suggests, the Big Max is also one of the more prominent varieties of pumpkins.
The color of the Big Max can either be pale or bright orange. These pumpkins have an average weight of over 90 pounds, but some fruits have reached over 300 pounds.
They need plenty of moisture, space, and fertilizer. Because of their larger size, Big Max pumpkins require at least 110 to 120 days to reach maturity. Growing one fruit per vine is recommended for best results because these pumpkins are hungry for space.
4. Prizewinner Pumpkin
The prizewinner pumpkin has the most uniform and well-rounded shape out of all the more enormous pumpkin varieties. The pumpkin can grow up to 200 pounds or more and has a consistent round structure.
They will require at least 120 days for full maturity. Removing the first 2 or 3 female flowers for a bigger harvest is best once the plants bloom. This ensures the plants grow more significantly with an increased leaf surface.
You would see prizewinner pumpkins in numerous county fairs and harvest festivals because they look aesthetically and well-crafted.
These pumpkins have an excellent round structure with tiny blossoms, scars, and shallow rubs. They have a uniform reddish-orange hue.
5. Big Moon Pumpkin
Big Moon Pumpkins grow to a large size and are good at drawing in big crowds during festivals. They are best used for incredible decorations.
The pumpkins have a bright color of orange to them and look good when placed on the porch. The Big Moon pumpkin also has thick skin, which can be tricky when scooping the pulp out.
The Big Moon pumpkin isn't meant to be eaten or carved because they often lack the flavors of their smaller cousins.
Additionally, carving can be complex because scooping the pulp out is a chore.
6. Blue Pumpkins
Blue pumpkins form a contrast against their warmer yellow and orange sibling.
Their appearance might appear ghostly at first look because we have grown accustomed to seeing pumpkins in their general orange pomp.
Still, these are pretty beautiful and aesthetically pleasing as well. They weigh anywhere between 15 to 20 pounds. Their color texture is bright with visually deep ribbing.
Blue pumpkins are divided into numerous other sub-types, which range according to the color blue's brightness and the pumpkin's size. Blue pumpkins are ideal for both decorations and eating.
7. Kabocha Pumpkin
The Kabocha pumpkin is a squash that masquerades as a green pumpkin.
The Kabocha goes along with Japanese pumpkin, Delica, Ebisu, Hokkaido Pumpkin, and Delica. These pumpkins are very popular in Japan because of their unique appearance.
Kabocha pumpkins have a distinct green skin with a thick texture. Even odder is that the skin manages to retain its color even after it has been cooked.
These pumpkins have an odd, irregular shape that isn't round. They have a lovely flavor, which makes them an excellent addition to your kitchen recipes.
8. Kakai Pumpkin
Mostly harvested and produced in Japan, the Kakai pumpkin is a favorite in the region. The pumpkin has a tinge of the color gray and comes with orange ribbing and stripes.
The size ranges from 5 to 8 pounds and is consistent with the kind of expectations that the Japanese have from it.
The Kakai Pumpkin has a good curve and can be used in the kitchen for edible purposes.
While the Kakai isn't a good choice for eating, it is popular because of its blue hull-less seeds. The blue seeds can be roasted and enjoyed for both nutrition and taste.
9. Jarrahdale Pumpkin
The Jarrahdale pumpkin is an Australian heirloom developed as a good cross between the famous Blue Hubbard and Cinderella Pumpkin.
This pumpkin has a flattened drum-like round structure, in much the same way as the Cinderella pumpkin. Its skin is light blue or grey, depending on the seeds' bright' when planting.
They can grow to 120 pounds with vines that extend over 18 inches tall and 30 feet long, so be prepared to give it plenty of space. Being a 'winter' pumpkin, the Jarrahdale has hardiness zones 2 through 11.
The flesh is golden yellow and ideal for edible purposes; they often make a good pumpkin pie. The flavor of the Jarrahdale pumpkin is mildly sweet and is good to consume.
The texture is creamy and dense, making them suitable for eating. The Jarrahdale could be second only to Cinderella in being the best porch pumpkin display in town.
Read more: How to Grow Jarrahdale Pumpkins [Care Tips, Photos and More]
10. Cinderella Pumpkin
The Cinderella pumpkin has become increasingly popular over the years because it was featured in the popular children's fantasy movie.
The pumpkin is bright orange with a flattened, round structure with deep ribs and deep orange rind. Cinderella pumpkins weigh between 15 to 30 pounds and require only 100 days to reach maturity. Ensure enough time for the pumpkin to grow on the vine before cutting the stem. This allows the deep orange color to mature.
The Cinderella pumpkin isn't just good eye candy but can also be used in the kitchen to make enchanting recipes and pumpkin pies.
They would get you the attention you want through their enchanting red-orange skin and whimsically rounded shape. These pumpkins are perfect for placing on the porch for added attention.
Read more: How to Grow Cinderella Pumpkins? (Gardening Tips and More)
11. Fairytale Pumpkins
Fairytale pumpkins are exceptionally similar to the Cinderella pumpkins, with the only difference being in the name of the product and that they hail from the Midwest.
The skin of the fairytale pumpkin is as vibrant and bright as the Cinderella pumpkin's and attracts people immediately. Their most noticeable feature is the strikingly deep lobes with thick flesh.
Fairytale pumpkins are 12 to 18" across and weigh around 20 pounds. They require at least 110 days for full maturity.
Pumpkins also have a good taste and can be added to your pumpkin pie recipe for a good time chewing on the enchantment of fairytales.
12. Cheese Pumpkins
Cheese pumpkins are so-called because their yellow-orange texture bears a striking resemblance to cheese wheels.
They come in various sizes and are displayed across the porch alone or alongside their bright orange cousins.
Cheese pumpkins share many characteristics with Cinderella pumpkins due to their flattened, lightly ribbed texture. They need 106 days to reach maturity.
These pumpkins also have an excellent sweet, creamy, and dense flavor.
They average around 10 pounds and have sweet flesh that can be used to bake delicious pies and other products.
13. Musquee de Provence
The Musquee de Provence is a pumpkin with French origins. It has a flat shape that resembles large wheels of cheese.
Its skin is rich brown and heavily ribbed and lobed people. The pumpkin is popular because of its rich, sweet, and creamy taste, making it perfect for recipe use.
Due to their distinct shape, you can use these pumpkins for good decorations.
These pumpkins can reach a size of 20 pounds and require at least 120 days for full maturity.
The seeds will germinate in warm soil and quickly rot in cold ground. Ideal temperatures are between 60⁰F and 70⁰F. Make sure to separate the hills at least 6 feet apart. Plant 5-6 seeds per hill.
14. Baby Boo Pumpkins
Baby Boo Pumpkins are meant to make your Halloween even spookier and fun.
They have a creamy white texture with the potential to carve exceptionally spooky and exciting details, which is why they are best incorporated into your home during Halloween.
If all goes well, you could get the best out of Halloween this season through these spooky pumpkins that will get everyone's attention.
These pumpkins reach an average size of 3" in diameter and 2" tall. Due to their tiny size, you can grow these pumpkins in as little as 95 days.
15. Casper Pumpkins
Named after Casper the Ghost, these pumpkins are eerily white and have an exciting aura. These pumpkins are a definite attraction for your home and spice up the overall look of your Halloween or fall setting.
The pumpkins require full sun and fully mature in about 105 days. You can germinate them indoors and transplant them outdoors once the threat of frost has gone.
These pumpkins look great in your pumpkin patch, but you can also use them for decoration or cooking.
Because of their white color, these pumpkins will add the diversity you need in your Halloween setting.
16. Blue Doll Pumpkin
With blue skin, you can bet these pumpkins will attract large crowds at festivals and fairs. Their skin texture is exotic blue with deep blocky ribs. Underneath the skin, you will find a sweet orange flesh that is delicious and perfect for recipes.
The pumpkins will reach 15 to 20 pounds and maturity in 100 days. Their unique appearance makes them ideal for decorative purposes.
17. Connecticut Field Pumpkin
The Connecticut Field Pumpkin is one of the more well-rounded varieties popular for being the original Halloween pumpkin, thanks to its bright orange color with a ribbed rind and coarse flesh.
When fully mature, the pumpkin weighs between 15 to 25 pounds, measuring 12 to 20 inches, with a uniform spherical body. These pumpkins require at least 120 days to reach their full size.
The Connecticut Field Pumpkin can work perfectly fine for more prominent Jack' O Lanterns and can spice up the interior of your home during Halloween.
18. Howden Pumpkin
Many gardeners describe the Howden pumpkins as 'aggressive' growers, with some vines growing more than two pumpkins!
Their bright orange color and thinner ribs make them ideal for use as Jack O'Lanterns during the Halloween Season.
The fruit grows around 20 to 30 pounds and is big enough to work as interior and exterior décor items.
The fruit requires at least 115 days to mature fully. You can place the pumpkin on the porch for a visually thrilling experience.
Read more: Growing Howden Pumpkins ("How-to" guide with Pictures)
19. The Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin
They are called O'Lantern Pumpkins; they are prominent pumpkins around the world. They are trendy because of their beautiful curvature, color, and design. They reach a size of 25 pounds in at least 110 days under the full sun.
20. Peanut Pumpkins
Peanut pumpkins have unique skin with a covering of peanut-like beige bumps, making for an impressive display.
These pumpkins are particularly popular in the West because of their unique structure, but underneath the peanut-like layer, you will find a thick, juicy flesh ideal for recipes.
The flavors make the pumpkin perfect for eating during the day and allow you to eat your ideal pumpkin whenever you want.
When fully grown, peanut pumpkins weigh between 10 and 12 pounds, requiring at least 105 days to develop fully.
21. Warty Pumpkin
The red warty pumpkin has a good tinge of bright red and orange appearance. Warty pumpkins can be used in Halloween parties and other festivals because of their structure.
These warty pumpkins weigh around 20 pounds and require 105 days to reach maturity.
Despite their weird appearance, Warty pumpkins are suitable for eating, too, thanks to their sweet and stringless flesh, which is both delicious and healthy at the same time.
22. Hokkaido Pumpkins
Hokkaido Pumpkins, also known as Red Kuri Squash, resemble the thick-skinned winter squash.
They are pink in color with a pleasant exterior and a round shape. The soft, fleshy innards with delicious flavors complement the hard outer layer, making the pumpkin an ideal recipe choice.
Many people believe that Hokkaido pumpkin has the same flavor as Chestnuts.
The squash hails from the family of Cucurbita Maxima. It takes about 90 to 100 days to reach full maturity. The Hokkaido is relatively lightweight at around 4 to 5 pounds.
23. Turban Squash
The turban squash, also known as the French turban or the Turk's turban, is a delicate form of squash native to the winter season. This quirky pumpkin gets its name due to its unusual shape, which resembles an Arabian turban.
It hails from the family of Cucurbita maxima. The fruit grows to 12 inches and weighs a moderate 5 pounds. It requires around 95 to 120 days to reach full maturity.
If you live in an area with a short growing season, plant indoors at least six weeks before the last frost.
As is true for other pumpkins, work regularly to keep the plant well-fed.
24. Dickinson Pumpkin
Dickinson pumpkins are medium to large tan squashes. They weigh between 10 to 30 pounds or more and closely resemble your average pumpkin.
The pumpkin has a more or less oblong shape with characteristic flattening ribs that dictate the curvature of the pumpkin.
The pumpkin sports a bright orange color. Dickinson pumpkins have firm skin that goes well with the thick orange flesh.
These pumpkins usually thrive in hot summers with good moisture levels and longer nights.
They require at least 100 days to reach full maturity. Their best quality is that they store for at least five months without rotting.
Read more: Dickinson Pumpkins (Gardening Guide and Pictures)
25. Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin
This variety is an heirloom to the town of Chioggia, a small fishing village near the coast of Venice, south of Italy.
This large, turban-shaped fruit is the most beautiful of all squash varieties and carries a deep blue-green color.
The pumpkin boasts a rich and sweet flesh that is deep yellow and orange, ideal for recipes.
The squash was first found in Italy but owes much of its popularity to Spain, where it was first used in pumpkin ingredients.
Their ideal growth zones are USDA zones 3 through 12. They require at least 95 days to reach full maturity. The ideal weight is between 10 to 15 pounds.
26. Munchkin Pumpkin
Children love it, a delicacy that adults cannot live without. The munchkin pumpkin is the perfect addition to any home with children.
Widely considered one of the best miniature pumpkins, the Munchkin Pumpkin only grows to 3 to 4" comprehensive, meaning it can fit into the palm of your hand. It requires only 100 days to reach maturity.
Its firm skin protects the flesh from rot for a long time. The munchkin pumpkin can also be a novelty for home decorations.
27. Queensland Blue Pumpkins
The Queensland Blue Pumpkins are a wider variety of pumpkins native to the Queensland area in Australia. The pumpkins are considered a heirloom variety and sport blue, making them a novelty fruit.
The pumpkins are easily distinguishable because their silver, grey, and blue skin makes them stand out.
The flesh inside is deep orange and has a dry texture. The mildly sweet flavor makes these pumpkins perfect for eating and decorating. They weigh between 7 to 8 pounds and require 130 days to mature fully.
28. Knucklehead Pumpkins
The knucklehead pumpkins are botanically classified within the Cucurbita pep group of pumpkins.
These pumpkins are grown as a hybrid of different pumpkin varieties and harvested as a hybrid of gourd and squash.
Their vines yield fruits weighing 12 to 16 pounds at 12" height and 10" width. Knucklehead pumpkins require 105 days to mature fully.
The knucklehead pumpkins are considered part of a unique line of pumpkins known as the super-freak pumpkins.
This line was developed in Holland, Michigan, and has since become popular because of the super freaky taste and the fact that these pumpkins have a unique shape and size.
The color is usually bright red or orange, and the pumpkins have distinct bumps on the surface of their firm skin.
Read more: How to Grow Knucklehead Pumpkins
29. Seminole Pumpkins
Seminole Pumpkins are a variety of Cuban pumpkins hailing from the Cucurbita moschata family.
Other cultivars of the same array include the Calabaza and the butternut squash. The fruits require only 60 to 90 days to reach full maturity.
Their vines can reach up to a whopping 25 feet, so make sure to give them plenty of room to spread. They weigh between 6 to 12 pounds.
The Seminole pumpkins are available in numerous shapes, sizes, and colors based on the seeds.
While these pumpkins have a lot of variety, they are generally dull orange and rounded.
Their appearance can vary based on numerous factors, and they usually taste sweeter than other pumpkins.
30. Crookneck Pumpkins
Crookneck pumpkins originate from the species of Cucurbita moschata. These pumpkins are native to the region around Central America and Southern America, predominantly Mexico, among many other countries.
They are distinguished due to their elongated meaty bodies that weigh up to 20 pounds.
The crookneck pumpkins contain cultivars that are known as pumpkin or squash. The moschata cultivars are generally more tolerant of hot and humid weather and are easier to grow in such climates.
Additionally, the pumpkins support a pale yellow color that can often turn bright yellow at times. Their smooth tan skins are firm and relatively rigid, unusual when you factor in the conditions of their harvest.
31. Crown Prince Pumpkin
Most allotment veterans point towards the crown print squash when asked about their idea of good winter squash.
For ages, the crown prince squash has been one of the most desired squash flavors for many.
The squash has a highly nutty depth, tastes like honey, and has a pudding-like flesh. Their vines bear fruits averaging between 6 to 9 pounds.
The Crown Prince squash is perfect for roasting as it is one of the most long-storing squashes out of all we currently have within the market.
The squash has a steel blue color, which goes well with the nutty flavor and is ideal for recipe use.
32. Blaze Pumpkins
Blaze pumpkins are just popular spin-offs of the famous Jack O'Lantern pumpkins. These pumpkins are grouped as a separate type of pumpkin.
Still, the seeds and cultivation method for Blaze Pumpkins are highly similar to the process of cultivation followed for the Jack O'Lantern pumpkins. Their vines will bear fruit in 100 days.
They are characterized by their flat, round shape, reaching a height of only 3" and a width of 7".
The pumpkins have an excellent, firm outer skin with fresh, soft inner flesh. The pumpkin is extremely easy to carve due to the skin's texture, so you won't have any difficulty making spooky faces out of it.
33. Calabaza Pumpkin
Calabaza, also known as West Indian pumpkin, is a popular variety grown mainly in the West Indies. It is also trendy in tropical America and the Philippines.
Their hardened skin is characteristically lined with vertical ridges, indicating that the pumpkins have reached full maturity. Underneath the tough skin is a sweet orange flesh that is ideal for recipes for delicious pies.
34. Lumina Pumpkins
Lumina Pumpkins owe their spooky appearance to their ghostly white color. This makes them ideal for carving and decorating both outdoors and indoors.
The fruit measures 8 to 10" across and a moderate 12 lbs in weight. They only require 90 days to reach maturity. Make sure to plant them 6 to 8" apart for the best yields.
Lumina Pumpkins are good alternatives to the average yellow/orange pumpkins, such as the Dill Atlantic Giant.
35. Small Sugar Pumpkins
As their name suggests, small sugar pumpkins are miniature varieties reaching only 7 inches in diameter.
These pumpkins are, however, quite rarely used for decorative purposes and are instead used in the kitchen.
Some believe they are more delicious than the Connecticut Field pumpkins for pies.
Their vines develop 4 to 6 pumpkins in 110 days, measuring they tend to weigh between 10 to 12 pounds and have slightly ribbed skin-deep hues of orange and yellow.
36. Styrian Pumpkin
These pumpkins were first delivered in the Styria province of modern-day Australia and are unique because of the structure of their seeds.
The seeds for these Styrian pumpkins happen to have a thin coating present instead of the customary shell.
Their vines grow up to 20 feet long, so make sure to leave plenty of space outdoors. The pumpkins are ready for harvest 90 to 120 days after planting the seeds, symbolized once the vines turn brownish and die.
They grow in zones 3 through 11. Use a fertilizer rated at 5-10-10. The entire seed is edible, making the pumpkin perfect for decorative and cooking purposes.
The seeds are said to be high in oil content and can be consumed either raw or after they have been roasted.
37. Rumbo Pumpkin
The gumbo pumpkin is a part of the Cucurbita Moschata family of pumpkins and resembles Cinderella and the old-fashioned cheese pumpkin because of the flattened ribbed appearance.
Their vines bear fruits weighing 15 lbs after 100 days.
This pumpkin sports a very thick color of dark yellow or orange. The colors sit well on the firm skin of the pumpkin, which protects the delicious flesh inside for long periods.
38. Winter Luxury Pumpkins
Johnson and Stokes first introduced this beautiful variety of pumpkins in 1893. These pumpkins have an excellent flavorsome taste to them and are aesthetically pleasing.
The color orange looks good on the small diameter of the curve, which makes the whole pumpkin stand out. Plant the seeds seven days after the last frost or once the soil temperature reaches 70 °F.
The seeds should be planted 10 feet apart and rows 10 inches to about 1 foot apart.
Consider that these pumpkins have a long shelf life; you can use them for decorative purposes before making pies. In addition, the pumpkins weigh between 6 and 8 pounds, requiring at least 105 days to reach full maturity.
39. Baby Bear Pumpkin
As the name suggests, baby bear pumpkins are relatively small with a slender and well-rounded shape.
These pumpkins are a favorite for children because they are easy to hold and look beautiful, with deep ribbed skins in bright orange and yellow hues.
Baby Bear pumpkins are a favorite among gardeners because their vines bear at least eight fruits per plant in only 105 days! Underneath their unique appearance is a pie-worthy flesh that your family would love.
40. Lady Godiva Pumpkin
Lady Godiva pumpkins are famously distinguished due to their soft shell, which produces seeds ready to eat right out of the fruit.
Their attractive skin has yellow-orange rings with green stripes, making them ideal for decorations and festivals.
The seeds of the Lady Godiva pumpkin can quickly be eaten straight out of the fruit. If you want an additional taste, you can also roast the seeds.
Once burned, dip the roots in olive oil and throw a pinch of salt for different flavors and tastes. These pumpkins are high in nutrition and perfect for your family. It requires at least 105 days for the vines to yield fruits.
41. Pepitas Pumpkin
Pepitas pumpkins are used as both a delicacy and decoration. Pepitas pumpkins were given the All-American Selections Award because they are an excellent source of nutrition and can be used for decorative purposes.
They usually have a yellow color with patches of green spread all across the body. The firm skin is yellow with thin ribs and green patches throughout.
42. Aladdin Pumpkins
With a dark orange color, the Aladdin pumpkins weigh an average of 35 to 50 lbs per piece. The pumpkins have moderate ribbing across the exterior, and the handles are firmly rooted within the pumpkin's body.
Their large span of 12 inches width and 15 inches height makes them ideal for carving. It takes around 110 days for these pumpkins to mature fully.
43. Casperita Pumpkins
Casperita pumpkins are similar to the Casper Pumpkins we mentioned above, with just a few differences here and there.
They are distinguished by their spooky white appearance, making them an instant favorite for Halloween.
These pumpkins are an excellent alternative to the bright orange and yellow pumpkins hanging everywhere during Halloween.
They weigh only 1 pound with a distinct rounded structure and deep ribs. Furthermore, the pumpkins have firm skin, which makes them excellent for carving.
You can scoop out the inner fillings to make a sound, white Jack O'Lantern that will spice up your Halloween celebrations and get you the kind of uniqueness you want.
44. Cotton Candy Pumpkin
Cotton candy pumpkins are among the most unique due to their quirky appearance. They feature a prominent white color with narrow ribs and rigid handles and a color that looks appealing.
One can find similarities with the Casper or Casperita pumpkin types here, but the Cotton Candy Pumpkin stands out due to its white flesh.
When fully grown, they measure 9" in diameter and weigh between 5 to 12 lbs, taking about 110 days to mature.
The Cotton Candy Pumpkin is perhaps the only pumpkin variety that has both white skin and flesh within it. The glossy skin of the cotton candy pumpkin also makes them great for painting.
These fantastic pumpkins allow your kids to show their painting skills on a white canvas.
45. Ghost Rider Pumpkins
Ghost Rider Pumpkins come in the color orange, with a handle that is green in color.
This name knows these pumpkins because of how many people change them into the iconic Ghost Rider face mask during the Halloween season. They require 115 days to reach full size.
The pumpkins are perfect for a face mask, as they can grow up to 12 to 16 inches wide.
These pumpkins are usually 8 to 20 pounds, which is ideal for carrying on the head. You can also use their flavors for a sweet pumpkin puree.
46. Warty Goblin Pumpkin
The Warty Goblin Pumpkins, or Cucurbita maxima in Latin, stand out because of their heavily warted skin with plenty of bumps.
The pumpkin is circular and complex, with green warts sprinkled across the exterior skin. Warts stick for several weeks after these pumpkins are harvested before turning yellow.
The pumpkins weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds, requiring 100 days to mature fully. To reach full growth potential, the pumpkins require a 5-20-20 fertilizer and must be harvested before severe frost.
Because it is a unique pumpkin variety, the Warty Goblin Pumpkin sparks much interest and attraction once it is set at pumpkin patches and markets.
47. Autumn Gold Pumpkin
The Autumn Gold Pumpkin, or Cucurbita pepo in Latin, is a winner of the All-American Selections Award due to being one of the most well-rounded and firm pumpkins out there.
The bright orange color and the curvature of the Autumn Gold Pumpkins place them in the same category as Jack O'Lantern pumpkins, making them ideal for decorative use.
Their vines are highly productive, yielding at least 3 to 5 pumpkins after a small period of only 90 days.
These pumpkins have a thick orange skin and weigh around 7 to 10 lbs. The minimal weight and the bright color make them perfect for hanging on your porch.
48. Baby Pam Pumpkins
Also known as Cucurbita pepo, these dark orange pumpkins are tough-skinned with a smooth texture.
Baby Pam Pumpkins are perfect for kids to play with, as they don't weigh a ton and are easy to roll around the floor or carry for a small child.
These small pumpkins are particularly famous during the Halloween season, as kids can masquerade around with them on their heads to get the Halloween spirit rolling.
Their vines grow to about 1 foot, yielding a harvest of small 2 to 5 pounds of fruits measuring 5 to 6 inches in diameter. It takes about 100 days for the seeds to mature fully.
Baby Pam Pumpkins are also suitable for decorations, painting, and pies. They have plenty of flavors inside of them and make good pumpkin pies.
49. Flat White Boer Pumpkins
These Flat White Boer Pumpkins are attractive in look and unique in taste. Their eyes and taste attract people, which is why these flat white Boer pumpkins are in good demand by all kinds of people.
Their vines yield moderately heavy fruits weighing 10 to 15 pounds after 120 days.
50. Trombone Pumpkins
Trombone Pumpkins, Latin for Cucuribta moschata, are extremely rare and known for their long 'trombone' neck or upper area.
The pumpkins were popular in their heyday due to their sweet flesh, resulting in them being used as recipes in soups, scones, and pumpkin pies. For obvious reasons, these pumpkins are not used for decorative purposes.
For the ideal harvest, sow clumps of 3 seeds 2 cm deep. It takes around 10 days for the seedlings to emerge and 90 to 110 days for the vines to yield the fruit.
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51. Ash Gourd Pumpkin
The Ash Gourd Pumpkin, or Benincasa hispida in Latin, is one of the few pumpkin varieties with a prominently rich green color.
The Ash Gourd Pumpkins were famous in Ancient Chinese culture and were popularly called the 'Chinese Preserving Melon.'
Chinese across the globe still consume it for the numerous health benefits. They prefer to grow in soil with a pH of 5 to 7.5.
The average time for a total harvest is between 45 to 100 days. The pumpkin is eaten as a vegetable when it has matured after harvesting.
The pumpkin is also responsible for reducing weight in individuals who want weight loss.
52. Full Moon Pumpkins
Full Moon Pumpkins, or Cucurbita maxima in Latin, are giant pumpkin varieties that can grow up to 3 feet tall and weigh between 60 to 90 pounds.
They look rich, creamy, and beige, with smooth skin featuring narrow rinds. When fully grown, these pumpkins tend to resemble the full moon, hence the name 'full moon pumpkin.'
Their prominent appearance makes them ideal for use as decoration in festivals. It takes about 125 days for these behemoths to mature fully.
53. Gladiator Pumpkins
The improved disease protection, preferred fruit size, and fantastic color variety have made the Gladiator Pumpkin one of the most popular pumpkins nationwide.
The Gladiator pumpkins do not only ensure proper disease protection, but they are also perfect for health.
Make sure to sow them outdoors between May 10th to June 10th. Plant the seeds 6 to 10 feet apart or in hills of 4-5 seeds per hill.
These pumpkins have a bright orange color with moderate ribbing on their sides. Gladiator Pumpkins reach 13" wide and easily weigh over 25 pounds. Their vines yield a whole harvest after about 115 days.
The long handles for these pumpkins are deeply rooted within the fruit, which makes them extremely easy to carry.
54. Mammoth Gold Pumpkin
The Mammoth Gold Pumpkin, or Cucurbita pepo in Latin, is a molted, pink, golden-orange pumpkin popular due to its size and appearance. It seems to shimmer when placed directly under sunlight.
The pumpkin is round in size and perfect for decorations and cooking. A fully grown fruit weighs north of 40 pounds, sometimes reaching 100 pounds, hence the name 'Mammoth.'
Surprisingly, despite their large size, mammoth gold pumpkins require only 105 days to reach maturity.
The thick, pale yellow skin of the Mammoth Gold Pumpkin is highly edible but slightly coarse. The pumpkins can be used for pies and novelty purposes.
55. Moonshine Pumpkin
Very uniform and smooth in appearance, Moonshine Pumpkins are similar to the Casper and Casperian Pumpkins because of their white appearance.
These pumpkins have a unique white color, spooky for Halloween purposes but equally aesthetic for setting as a decorative item inside your home.
They have smooth, white, uniform skin with dark green handles. The vines yield around 3 to 4 pumpkins per plant after 100 days, each weighing north of 12 pounds.
56. Sparkler Pumpkins
These pumpkins have an extremely unusual appearance. For starters, they're tiny with bright orange skin and deep ribs. They have notoriously long handles up to 3 times taller than the fruit.
But their most unusual feature must be the little white patches on their orange skin, almost like sparkles, hence the name 'sparkler pumpkins.' These characteristics make them ideal for use in home décor.
Their vines yield an impressive 15 to 18 fruits per plant, weighing less than a pound after only 90 days.
57. Spirit Pumpkins
Spirit Pumpkins carry numerous benefits for the average homeowner. Firstly, you can harvest these pumpkins in smaller spaces because their vines only reach 4 to 6 feet long.
It takes about 95 days for a total harvest, with each pumpkin weighing 10 to 15 lbs and growing at least one foot wide. These pumpkins are bright yellow and have a diameter of around 10 inches.
The diameter is also perfect for a Jack O' Lantern, so you can utilize them in the Halloween season.
Their flesh isn't particularly famous as a delicious recipe, but you can make do with it in most cases.
58. Spookie Pumpkin
The spooky pumpkin, or Cucurbita pepo in Latin, is a prolific dark orange pumpkin that weighs around 6 lbs and reaches a height of about 6 to 8 inches with an average harvest period of only 90 days from seed to maturity.
The pumpkin is supposed to be a cross between the Jack O' Lantern and the Sugar Pie Pumpkin, which is why it has both the characteristics of these pumpkins.
Not only can the spooky pumpkin be used for decorative purposes during the Halloween season, but it can also be used for making some great quality pies.
The spooky pumpkin has thick, orange flesh for making sweet and flavorsome pies.
59. Valenciano Pumpkins
Valenciano pumpkins have a flattened shape and are quite unlike some other varieties in the market.
These pumpkins are treated as white, but their flattened shape and design help them achieve a different response from the public.
When fully grown, they reach a size of 15" in diameter to 8" tall, weighing in at 8 to 10 pounds after only 110 days.
Valenciano pumpkins also have excellent and firm natural skin, making carving easier. The thick walls help you use them for decorative purposes and even as Jack O'Lanterns during Halloween.
60. Cronus Pumpkin
Cronus Pumpkins are giant pumpkins that easily weigh over 60 pounds during complete harvest.
Furthermore, these pumpkins are highly resistant to powdery mildew, making gardening less chore for growers. For the ideal harvest, use 12 ft wide rows with a spacing of 3.5 ft.
The fruit requires only 115 days to grow. They have bright orange skin with lots of long, deep ribs.
The Cronus Pumpkins are also famous for their consistent blocky and round shape.
61. Sweet Dumpling Pumpkin
The Sweet Dumpling Pumpkin or the Sweet Dumpling Squash is one of the smost miniature varieties among winter squashes.
They measure only a few inches wide in diameter with a weight of less than half a pound. As a result, the average period for a total harvest is only 90 days. Their skin is attractively variegated once fully ripe.
Various colors, including yellow, orange, and green, create an attractive aesthetical look.
The sweet dumpling pumpkin is most famous for its delightful and flavorsome taste. Their mildly sweet and delicate taste is suited for all kinds of cooking methods.
62. Australian Butter Pumpkins
The Australian Butter Pumpkin, or Cucurbita maxima in Latin, is a traditional Australian heirloom pumpkin with tanned skin and excellent orange flesh.
These fruits weigh up to around 16 lbs with an average harvest period of 110 days. The Australian Butter Pumpkins are usually harvested during warm seasons because they are native to the warm lands of Australia.
For an ideal harvest, plant the seeds in 3 at least 2 cm deep clumps with a spacing of one meter.
The seedlings should appear between 5 to 10 days. The orange flesh of the Australian Butter Pumpkins has plenty of flavors stored in it, which makes for a good eating experience for everyone involved.
You can also use them for decorative purposes because of the fantastic orange display of these pumpkins.
63. Batwing Pumpkin
The Batwing Pumpkin, or Cucurbita pepo in Latin, is arguably the most unique variety of pumpkin with a distinct dark green color on the exterior and thin ribs.
They are incredibly tiny at only 1/4th pounds, reaching full maturity after 90 days only.
The pumpkin is usually orange but has an excellent dark green and black tinge on the exterior surface, making it resemble a batwing in nature and look. The exotic color combination makes way for exciting uses for decoration during Halloween.
64. American Tondo Pumpkin
The American Tondo Pumpkin, or Cucurbita moschata in Latin, is an attractive and unique pumpkin with an ornamental appearance thanks to the pale orange skin, which is accentuated with green stripes and thick ribs.
It grows to a weight north of 15 pounds after only 100 days.
When this fruit is young, it looks speckled green and can be eaten as a squash. The flesh inside is best enjoyed in various pies because of its flavor.
For this reason, the American Tondo pumpkin can be used in home décor and food.
65. Big Moose Pumpkin
The Big Moose Pumpkins, Cucurbita maxima, are giant pumpkins with bright red-orange rinds and narrow ribs.
The Big Moose Pumpkin is ideal for gardeners who want to show off giant pumpkins on roadside stalls during festivals.
These pumpkins can easily weigh over 125 pounds after 110 days when fully grown.
They are popular among gardeners because their vines quickly grow extra-large pumpkins. Watch out for powdery mildew, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles in the first few weeks.
66. Futsu Black Rinded Pumpkin
The Futsu Black Rinded Pumpkin is one of the wide varieties of pumpkins that can be stored for a long period
The skin is tough, with bottomless ribs that look intimidating when carved. They are ideal for use in both home décor and for cooking purposes since their flesh is sweet.
Their weights tend to be between 4 to 5 pounds after growing for about 105 days.
67. Golden Delicious Pumpkins
Golden Delicious Pumpkins, or Cucurbita maxima in Latin, are an American breed and one of the larger varieties of pumpkins available to grow.
They have a bright orange color with narrow yellow patches on the rind and no ribs, making them one of the smoothest pumpkins ever. Golden delicious pumpkins require well-drained soil with at least 8 hours of sunlight daily.
These pumpkins are popular among gardeners because they are relatively easy to grow since the sprawling vines yield 18-pound fruits after only about 110 days.
The Golden Delicious Pumpkin is believed to be a cross between varieties of the Green Delicious and the Bone Marrow.
68. New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin
The New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin is perfectly small and aesthetic. The fruit has a good color of dark orange to it and looks perfect when you first view it.
The New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin is small and weighs around 4 to 5 lbs at max. Once in the kitchen, the New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin makes an excellent addition to pies, which can be consumed by all members of the family alike.
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69. Sweet Meat Pumpkins
These pumpkins have a flattened, uniformly round appearance with no ribs. Their flesh is a bright orange with a unique taste full of different flavors.
The Sweet Meat Pumpkins are favored for their savory flesh and unique rind, which has a gray hue.
The pumpkins can last in the open for 6sixmonths before being brought to the kitchen for cooking. A single squash can weigh around 10 to 15 lbs after an average harvest period of at least 115 days.
70. Triple Treat Pumpkins
Triple Treat Pumpkins have beautiful orange skin and delicious hull-less seeds.
Besides the perfectly uniform skin, the orange flesh inside is also delicious, making these pumpkins perfect for a good pumpkin pie. They weigh between 8 to 10 pounds, with an average harvest period of 110 days.
These Triple Treat Pumpkins are suitable for both decorative and cooking purposes. Moreover, you can also use the seeds of these pumpkins to good effect by eating them or raw after cooking them in some olive oil.
71. Jack of all Trade Pumpkin
The Jack of All Trade Pumpkin, or Cucurbita pepo in Latin, has bright orange skin with shallow ribs ideal for carvings.
Furthermore, they have a flat base stabilizing them on your porch. They grow to a size of 20 pounds after only 95 days.
The pumpkin can also be used for cooking, as the flesh inside it is known to make some delicious pumpkin soup and pie. These pumpkins are small in size and can be perfect for the Halloween season.
72. Oz Pumpkins
Oz Pumpkins are round and orange, with a smooth yellow rind when it ripens. They have sturdy handles that make it easy to carry them around.
These pumpkins weigh around 4 to 5 lbs on average and are around 6" wide, they require at least 100 days to reach maturity.
The yellow flesh inside can be used to make exciting recipes that will sit well with everyone inside your home.
73. Thai Kang Kob Pumpkin
The Thai Kang Kob Pumpkin, or Cucurbita muscat in Latin, has a perfect sea green color, which can turn to a chestnut color when the pumpkin is after a few days under storage.
Its appearance is unique due to the extensively ribbed structure with distinct green warts and a tiny handle.
The weight of the Thai Kang Kob Pumpkin is around 6 to 8 lbs on average, making them among the smaller variety of pumpkins.
The orange flesh contains numerous flavors for soups, pies, and curries. It takes about 110 days for them to reach full maturity.
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