Has a similar appearance of a small pumpkin, but its thin red-orange skin is edible. No need to peel its skin which makes its preparation easy. Has a sweet taste and perfect flavor to add to your recipes.
Pumpkin is used to make soups, desserts and breads, and many Americans include pumpkin pie in their occasions meals. Carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns is a popular Halloween tradition that originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland.
Pumpkins should be stored in a cool, dry place. Ideal temperatures are between 50? and 60? F and relative humidity of 50 - 70%. Higher humidity allows condensation on the fruit with risk of disease, and lower humidity can cause dehydration. Higher temperatures increase respiration and can cause weight loss.