While the traditional orange pumpkin is an image synonymous with the holiday of Halloween, it's time to mix things up a bit. Maybe you've already carved up a classic jack-o'-lantern; maybe you're getting a late start on the Fall festivities this year. Either way, nothing brings out the harvest spirit more than an awesome pumpkin from the patch. Here are a few unexpected pumpkin varieties that will bring some new love to an old tradition.
- Baby Bear - this is one of the cutest pumpkin varieties available. These guys come equipped with long handles and a small stature, just the right size for kids' hands.
- Cinderella - this unique French heirloom gets its name from resembling Cinderella's transformed carriage. Not only are they beautiful, this pumpkin was cultivated by the original Pilgrims.
- Cotton Candy - this pumpkin variety is a pretty white hue with a decent-sized handle. Painting one up would be a fun family art project.
- Fairytale - the fairytale is another old time pumpkin from France, with deep ribs and a smooth, hard surface. It is dark green in color when immature, but as it cures, it turns a gorgeous shade of mahogany.
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