10 Types of Pumpkin with Pictures
1. Batwing Pumpkin
This small pumpkin is usually half orange and half green, but some are only orange or green. This miniature pumpkin weighs approximately 1/2 to 1 pound. Batwing pumpkins are great for making crafts with kids and for decorating.
2. Blue Doll Pumpkin
Blue Doll pumpkins weigh 15 to 20 pounds and are greenish-gray. This unusual pumpkin is ideal for eating in soups, pies and canning, as well as decoration.
3. Full Moon Pumpkin
The Full Moon pumpkin variety is giant and typically weighs 25 to 30 pounds. However, it can weigh as much as 90 pounds. People often use these giant pumpkins for decor, although they are edible.
4. Howden Pumpkin
Howden pumpkins are hardy, bright orange pumpkins that weigh between 20 to 30 pounds. Although they are edible, the Howden pumpkin’s primary use is in carving and decoration.
5. Baby Boo Pumpkin
The Baby Boo pumpkin is as cute as its name sounds. These mini white pumpkins are perfect for decor and ornamental purposes.
6. Fairytale Pumpkin
Fairytale is a medium-sized pumpkin that weighs about 15 pounds. This is a good pumpkin for eating in soups and curry.
7. Cotton Candy Pumpkin
Cotton Candy pumpkins are medium size, weighing approximately 3 to 12 pounds. They are an unusual white to cream-colored pumpkin. Although the flesh of these pumpkins is edible, people usually use them for fall decoration.
8. Aladdin Pumpkin
Aladdin is a deep orange pumpkin variety that weighs between 30 to 50 pounds. These pumpkins are a good choice for carving.
9. Casper Pumpkin
Casper pumpkins are white-skinned with orange flesh inside. They are medium-sized pumpkins that weigh 10 to 16 pounds. Casper pumpkins are used more often as decoration than for eating.
10. Blue Moon Pumpkin
Blue Moon pumpkins are medium size and usually weigh about 10 pounds. These unusual pumpkins have a somewhat flattened shape. As the name implies, Blue Moon pumpkins have a bluish outer skin, with yellowish-orange flesh inside. This kind of pumpkin is edible, but they are a favorite ornamental pumpkin as well.
What is a Warty Pumpkin?
Pumpkins with lumpy skin, that looks like it’s covered with warts, are growing in popularity. They’re a great decoration to celebrate the harvest season and add a ghoulish touch to a standard jack-o-lantern.
One warty pumpkin that is especially popular for cooking is called a “peanut pumpkin” (known as Galeux d’Eysines in French). The peanut pumpkin is an heirloom variety that originated in France over 200 years ago. Its skin has a pinkish-orange color that is patched with large brown blisters that resemble peanut shells.