Browse pumpkin varieties at our Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website.
Whether they are Cucurbita pepo (the same species as summer squash) C. moschata, C. argyrosperma or C. maxima,
most pumpkin varieties produce sprawling vines. If space is tight,
there are a few bush or semi-bush varieties that take less space.
If you plan to make pies rather than Jack-o-lanterns, look for varieties bred for flavor (most are C. moschata). Ornamental types (most are C. pepo)
range from tennis-ball-sized novelties (great for kids to decorate with
paint) to behemoths weighing hundreds of pounds (most are of these
giants are C. maxima). Lumina is a white pumpkin that is also great for painting.
Some varieties, such as 'Triple Treat, are hulless, making them a great choice if you plan to toast the seeds for snacks.
Some larger varieties require long growing seasons and may not mature in cooler areas of New York.
Some varieties recommended for New York include:
Medium to Large: