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Down under pumpkin pie

Pumpkin new kind.

Walter gave us a Jarrahdale pumpkin as a bonus with the straw.

It has a slate green color with a hard skin and originates in Australia.

We should make a point to save some seeds and see how they grow here.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I grow them to make stuffed pumpkin: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pumpkin-stuffed-with-everything-good-361169 My best harvest was when seeds sprouted out of the compost pile and the plant grew up a nearby white pine tree. Harvesting heavy orbs from 15 feet above my head was an experience! I cut, and the husband caught....

Comment by Julie Mason Sun Nov 27 07:48:58 2016
can you comment about the flavor vs the flavor of butternut or regular pumpkins?
Comment by rebecca Fri Dec 2 12:47:06 2016





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