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Pumpkin picking tips

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Pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin!

Looking at the bin of pumpkins in a grocery store or gazing over a vast pumpkin patch can make the task of picking a pumpkin or two for your family just a tad overwhelming. Even if you're pressed for time, following these tips can make the pumpkin-picking process a fun and memorable event for your clan.



When searching for the perfect pumpkin, first decide what you will be using your pumpkin for. This will help steer you in the direction of the perfect pumpkin, hand-picked especially for you.

Carving and painting

Tall, thin pumpkins are good for funny faces and whimsical expressions.

Pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin!

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Round shapes are perfect for happy faces or scary faces.

Pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin!
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Odd-shaped pumpkins are the right canvas for creating unique characters.

Pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin!

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Au naturel

Pick the perfect Halloween pumpkin!

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If leaving your pumpkin au naturel, look for a textured, unique orange beauty or a pumpkin in a different hue. Believe it or not, there are white, red, striped and even blue pumpkins available to you! We love the chic look of a white pumpkin, perfect for a mantel display.

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