Boston, MA, US

gardening interests: Composting, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Medicinal Herbs, Organic Gardening, Square-Foot Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables, hydroponics

Member Since: 03/20/2009

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Re: Pumpkins!

Up until about twenty years ago I persisted in the annual folly of buying what the greengrocers labeled "sugar pumpkin" believing that I would be getting something flavorful enough to go into a pie. Since the results were always the same -- totally tasteless orange squash -- I finally abandoned the pursuit; I'm not as crazy as I look.
Now once again, hoping insanely that the pumpkin world had changed during my twenty years of abstinence, I have brought home from a really good local farm stand a cute little orange number labeled Sugar Pumpkin and cooked it up hoping for pie pumpkin, and guess what: it's that same old tasteless orange vegetable of yore. So I hadn't learned my lesson after all.

Where do the folks who can pumpkin get theirs? and what kind is it?