In Praise of the Pumpkin

Explore Autumn's ubiquitous squash. The pumpkin is a fall fruit with a rich heritage and flexible flavor that has been used for centuries.

Pumpkin Storage: Pumpkins can be stored, often for many months, but they must be kept about freezing at all times. Many of the native homes, as well as those of early European settlers, often dropped well below freezing in cold weather, so they had to dry the fruits to preserve them. Pumpkins store best at about 65°F, and preferably in fairly low humidity, which means they are easy to store in modern homes—an unheated spare bedroom or often even a relatively dry basement suits them. They can also be cooked and frozen, or canned, typically as a puree.
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