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13 quirky winter gourds

Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Jarrahdale pumpkin

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Jarrahdale pumpkins

That's right, folks — a blue pumpkin.

Developed in Australia, this rare heirloom cultivar has been preserved by amateur seed hoarders over many years.

Beneath its deeply ribbed slate blue skin is string-less golden flesh that is perfect for baking.