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The prettiest pumpkin ever

Bob thought his Cinderella pumpkins were the prettiest pumpkins ever until he saw these heirloom varieties at the Farmer’s Market. 

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The two in front are pumpkins he plans to grow next year, with one of his Cinderella pumpkins behind. 

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This is the Australian butter pumpkin, small and pale orange.  Instead of a smooth ridged pumpkin skin, the Australian butter looks like it had acne in its youth.

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This is the Jarrahdale pumpkin, from the town of Jarrahdale, New Zealand.   It’s much heavier than the other pumpkins.  It’s supposed to have golden, sweet and nonstringy flesh.  It’s truly a lovely shade of grey green.  Prettiest ever.

{The word “squash” is from askutasquash (a green thing eaten raw), a word from the Narragansett language  (documented by Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island,  in his 1643 publication A Key Into the Language of America).}