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North Carolina Pumpkins

North Carolina PumpkinsPumpkin is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout much of the United States.

Besides being used as jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween, pumpkins are used to make pumpkin butter, pies, custard, bread, cookies and soup.

The orange-flesh is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is a source of beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant. Pumpkin is also a tasty source of carbohydrates and potassium.


North Carolina Pumpkin Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Pumpkins

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling

Optimum Temp ºF

60-65ºF

Freezing Temp ºF

31ºF

Optimum Humidity %

85-95%

Normal Storage Life

2-3 months

 
Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125