We were determined to grow pumpkins this year and are happy to report it was a success! I planted 3 plants of jack-o-lanterns, which yielded 7 carving pumpkins and 3 plants of sugar pie pumpkins, yielding 15 baking pumpkins (see photos below). This amount produced 66 cups of pumpkin puree. So, we’ll have pumpkin pies for sale when you come for your Christmas tree!
Pumpkin is one of the very low calorie vegetables that’s packed with vitamins and minerals and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s also rich in fiber and anti-oxidants. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. The seeds are concentrated sources of protein and minerals.
For more details and a complete nutritional listing click on this link http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/pumpkin.html
We look forward to growing pumpkins next year and adding this healthy, fun and festive vegetable to our farm products.