What are some of the common pumpkin varieties?


Quick Answer

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.

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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.

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