How Do You Choose A Perfect Pumpkin From The Pumpkin Patch?
When the hot summer days turn into crisp cool days and caramel apples begin showing up on the shelves of grocery stores, pumpkin picking time is here. Pile the whole family into the car and drive to the local pumpkin patch to choose your perfect Halloween pumpkins. Spend a fun filled sunny autumn day choosing a pumpkin and make a memory that will last a lifetime. Look over the pumpkin thoroughly. It should have even coloring all the way around. Choose a pumpkin that is smooth without any flesh wounds or gouges on it. Those can be indicators of spoilage or mold. Turn the pumpkin over and check the bottom. Test it with your thumbs by pushing on the bottom. The pumpkin should remain firm and not flex or give way. Hold the pumpkin to test its weight. Since pumpkins are ninety percent water, it should feel firm and heavy for its size. Never hold the pumpkin by the stem because that can damage it. If a pumpkin has a green stem, it is freshly harvested. Place the pumpkin on a flat surface to