Fall is pumpkin time. Certainly there are fields and fields of deep orange globes just waiting to be artfully carved into jack o' lanterns, but there are dozens of varieties of unusual heirloom-type pumpkins too . . . . .
All photos by Laura Salo Long unless otherwise noted
These vibrant green Chilacayote hail from Mexica and Central America
The rough-skinned deep orange Potimarron originated in France
Rouge Vif d'Etampes, is a selection of what are commonly called Cinderela pumpkins (think of the coach)
Galeaux D' Esyines is another unusual French heirloom
Turning back to green, lovely light celadon this time, we have the deeply ridged Jarrahdale which hails from New Zeeland
The Italian Tonda, originating from from the Po River Valley, shows alternating vertical ribs of grey, green and orange.
These deeply-ribbed tan/orange fruits called Musque de Provence are a staple of southern France
Often found locally in Sonoma, this cream and orange lace skinned pumpkin carries the unusual name of One Too Many