Some common pumpkin varieties include Connecticut Field, Small Sugar, Baby Bear and Jack O'Lantern. Pumpkins are a cultivated plant from the squash and gourd family and are native to North America.
While many pumpkins are edible, Baby Bear and Small Sugar pumpkins are the varieties people traditionally use in pumpkin pie recipes. Baby Bear pumpkins typically weigh 1 to 2 pounds, while Small Sugar pumpkins weigh between 5 and 8 pounds.
People commonly use Connecticut Field and Jack O'Lantern pumpkins for carving. Jack O'Lanterns have pale orange flesh and weigh between 10 and 18 pounds, while Connecticut Fields are yellow-orange and weigh between 15 and 20 pounds.