WHAT IS A ONE-TOO-MANY-PUMPKIN?
Also known as the Bloodshot Eyeball, One-Too-Many Pumpkin is named for its similarity to a drunken visage. Famous for their creamy white coloration streaked with shades of red or orange, they grow up to 20 lbs (9 kg.) in size. With an appearance radically different from classics like the cheese pumpkin, many consider this an ornamental gourd. If you want to have a different look for Halloween, give this pumpkin a try. Click here for some carving suggestions. However don’t forget, it’s great in pies too!
WHY ARE ONE-TOO-MANY-PUMPKINS GOOD FOR YOU?
Like other pumpkins, they are rich in anti-oxidants, beta carotene and vitamin A. They’re also known to be great for health eyeballs due to the presence of lutein and zeaxanthin. But despite being rich it’s still low in calories!
WHEN ARE ONE-TOO-MANY-PUMPKINS IN SEASON?
Planted after the last frost, they took 3 to 4 months to mature. Cut when their handles appear dry, wash in a sterile solution and air dry for just under 2 weeks. In terms of location, Illinois in the USA grows more pumpkins then any other location in the States.
HOW SHOULD ONE-TOO-MANY-PUMPKINS BE STORED?
While dry and cool storage conditions are best, be careful not to store the pumpkins under 45 F (7 C). Pumpkins need to be kept at temperatures above this in order to cure and prevent them from rotting.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CUT A ONE-TOO-MANY PUMPKIN?
Click here to see how to carve a One-Too-Many-Pumpkin!
WHERE DID PUMPKINS FIRST COME FROM?
Over 7,000 years ago pumpkins were native to Mexico. Cured, they made ideal transport containers for sailors to spread them across the world. Introduced in the 1500s to Europe, they quickly prospered and become a part of the local cuisine. It was the French in the 1600s that introduced the recipe for pumpkin pie to the English!