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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Bright orange Cinderella pumpkins on the ground.

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Cinderella pumpkins

Although Cinderella pumpkins aren't big enough to carry you to a royal ball, they will certainly turn heads with their whimsical shape and bright reddish orange skin.

Also known as Rouge vif d'Etampes ("Vivid red from the city of Etampes" in French), Cinderella pumpkins are documented to have been one of the main varieties cultivated by the pilgrims and eaten at the second Thanksgiving.