Food or Decoration? Here’s Our Heirloom Pumpkin Advice

Heirloom pumpkins

Heirloom pumpkins are each varieties of squash, but they tend to be larger than “winter squash” and more unique and elegant than traditional orange pumpkins. Most heirlooms are great for cooking and make great pies, soups and more. A few, however, are not recommended for cooking and we hope to help you sort that out here! But all heirloom pumpkins are beautiful and unique and make great decorations. The following is a list of heirloom pumpkins that we currently have, and more varieties will pop up through the season!

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Here at Wolff’s we believe that the best pumpkins for cooking are:

  • Cheese Pumpkin
  • Crookneck Squash
  • Blue Hubbard Squash

Also great for cooking:

  • Cinderella Pumpkin
  • Green & White Striped Squash
  • Peanut Pumpkin
  • Rascal Pumpkin
  • Fairytale Pumpkin
  • Turban Squash
  • One-too-many Pumpkin
  • Porcelain Doll Pumpkin
  • Blue Pumpkin (aka “Jarrahdale”)

Not ideal for cooking, these pumpkins are best suited for decorating (although they can be eaten, they tend to be more dry and stringy):

  • White Pumpkin
  • Knucklehead Pumpkin

Need kitchen inspiration for your heirloom pumpkins?  Try this amazing Pumpkin Roll and this healthy yet delicious Flourless Pumpkin Apple Oat Bread!

Looking for decorating ideas?  Here are some ideas for carving pumpkins and using them as decorations.