Sunday, November 20, 2011

Drum Roll...Ta Da...The Pumpkin and Squash Answers!

in time for Thanksgiving!
Perhaps you are making some of them!
(in order, from top smallish white pumpkin clockwise;
the last one is the large pumpkin in the center.)

1. Baby Boo (Casper) Pumpkin

2. Jarrahdale Pumpkin

3. Pink Banana Squash

4. Asian Kuri Squash

5. Speckled Pup Pumpkin

6. Speckled Hound Pumpkin

7. Blue Hubbard Squash

8. (Another) Asian Kuri squash

9. (The Big One) Red Warty Thing Pumpkin

(and dig this: ‘Cucurbita maxima’ is its official

botanical official name; I would

say so as it is absolutely huge

(so heavy that I cannot lift it!

What a glorious specimen, indeed. :-))

Enjoy any and all Thanksgiving

preparations for those, here,

in the good ol' U.S. of A.

...Tell us how you are getting ready if you would like!



"A wink, wink and a nod, nod."

(P.S; I would like to thank my husband for

helping me arrange, carry, and (even) clean

these luscious specimens for this photo.

Also- he made sure that I had all the names right!)


  1. I like the Casper name and big warty name. :)

    We have 30 something family members for Thanksgiving dinner and I took over for my mom in supplying sweet potato casseroles. That's all I have to do. We all bring something so there's no burden on anyone.

    My aunt and uncle had a wonderful home in Macon, Georgia and we always had Thanksgiving there, since I was a little girl. My aunt passed away in 2007 and my uncle went to live in an Alzheimer's facility. He passed away last November. The kids kept the house intact, everything in it and the utilities on and so we continued to have Thanksgiving there. It was always so odd - it felt as if someone still lived there. But the house sold this summer, and so we will have the dinner in Fayetteville, Georgia this year at their daughter's home.

  2. Lynn~ That sounds so 'romantic;' to keep a house set aside for family gatherings! It must have been a nice home. Wow. 30 is a lot of people! That will be a big dinner!
    The more the merrier. It will be (for us) all the children home from school (college; son and daughter) and my step-daughter and her newly wed husband from California! We are planning a lavish gourmet meal (of course!)I hope that I can remember to photograph the table before we serve...:-)

  3. Isn't "Red Warty Thing" a great name?
    :-)Aptly described...

  4. Blimey, that's a lot of squashes. Hard to get in Europe.


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