California grown pumpkins are in peak season in fall. They are usually available from October to December.
California grown varieties may be fresher and cost less than varieties shipped from other states or countries.
The Harvest of the Month family newsletter features recipes, produce tips, family time activities, nutrition information on tips on using fresh pumpkins.
Master Gardener Debra Jacobson explains the proper way to prune during a workshop on Oct. 17.
Master Gardener volunteers have been educating local homeowners on the what, where, when, why and how’s of productive landscapes and gardens in the Mojave Desert since 2003.
Throughout the 12 years, the City of Henderson’s Acacia Park has been a constant partner offering their facility to host these free workshops held on Saturday’s in the spring and fall.
Master Gardener Loretta Oakes is the chair of this long-running project.
The most popular vegetable during October is the bright orange squash, pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima, or C. moschata).
There is even a “world’s largest pumpkin” contest, with an attractive cash prize.
This popularity is not because people have suddenly decided to make pumpkin pies or have mashed squash for dinner.
But what about the Jack ‘o Lantern Story!