Pumpkins can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins that come in traditional shades of orange, but also red, green, blue, yellow, white and tan.

Here are seven unique types of pumpkins:

1. Rouge Vif D'Etampes

Rouge Vif D'Etampes

"Rouge vif" translates to "vivid red" in French. Often called the Cinderella pumpkin, this flat variety is shaped similar to the stage coach in the Disney movie.

2. White Lumina

White Lumina

This ghostly, powder white pumpkin is perfect for painting because it gives you a blank canvas.

3. Dill's Atlantic Giant

Dill's Atlantic Giant

By Nick Ares [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tip the scales with this variety, which has weighed in at a record of 2,009 pounds. Pumpkins growing 400 to 500 pounds are common with this variety.

4. Baby Bear

Baby Bear

By Veganbaking.net from USA (Pie Pumpkin) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This deep orange pumpkin with a straight easy to grip stem, is the prefect size pumpkin for a child. Bake a pie with this petite pumpkin's flesh or roast its seeds.

5. Australian Blue or Jarrahdale

Australian Blue or Jarrahdale

Similar in shape to the Cinderella pumpkin, this winter pumpkin native to Australia features blue-gray, blue-green coloring.

6. Knuckle Head F1

Knuckle Head F1

This hybrid pumpkin is covered with ghoulish warts or blisters. In spite of it's grotesque look, you can eat it.

7. Wee-B-Little


By Rusty Clark (Flickr: Publix / Cocoa Beach FL) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Smooth, round, bright orange miniature pumpkin. This variety is about the size of a baseball.


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