Picking A Perfect Pumpkin -Six Easy Tips

One of the best parts of Fall is picking out the family’s fall pumpkin.  Farms, Fall Festivals and nurseries all offer a wonderful variety of great gourds to choose from.  Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect pumpkin pick:

  • Choose a pumpkin that feels firm and heavy for its size.
  • Choose a pumpkin that has consistent coloring.
  • Turn the pumpkin over and place pressure on the bottom with your thumbs. If it flexes or gives your pumpkin is not fresh.
  • Look for soft spots, mold, wrinkles or open cuts that would indicate damage or early spoilage.
  • Choose a pumpkin with a solidly attached stem, a green stem indicates a freshly harvested pumpkin.
  • Place your pumpkin on a flat surface to check to see if it will sit flat after being carved.
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Fall festivals offer a lot of great family activities like pumpkin mini golf, pumpkin bowling, and hayrides. Pumpkin Fest 2013 at Camp Sayre gave away over 1,000 pumpkins to visitors!

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About kkokkotos

As a Cub Scout mom and busy professional, I want to create fun experiences and memories for my children that don't take a ton of time or require my own craft room and trust fund. Though a trust fund would be nice someday...
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