Here are some more pictures of Kelps Farm. Today I wanted to show off a few of my favorite varieties. I hadn’t encountered these two before moving to Indiana and was delighted to find them the first time I went to Kelps.
The Jarrahdale pumpkin is an Australian heirloom with a gray, blue, or green tint to the skin. This variety, like all my favorites, is deeply ridged. They are small to medium in size and a bit squat. I’m told they have a bright orange flesh and are quite good for cooking, but I have never seen the insides because I cannot bring myself to cut open a pumpkin.
The Long-Island Cheese pumpkin is beautiful pale orange pumpkin. I think it gets its name because the pumpkin looks like a wheel of cheese. This makes me smile. I had initially thought maybe the name referred to the way the pumpkin tastes. Thankfully that’s not the case. It has a sweet taste and is excellent for roasting.
I also enjoy the pumpkin displays that surround the outdoor stands of fall produce.
Blessings to you,
PS. I had wanted to include some quotes on pumpkins, but didn’t find much beyond the “pumpkin vs. velvet chair” quote. If anyone has a pumpkin quote they’d like to share, please feel free to include in the comments. Have a great day!