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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
A stack of fairytale pumpkins.

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Fairytale pumpkins

Also known as Musque de Provence, this deeply ribbed pumpkin looks like something straight out of "Grimms' Fairy Tales." As it matures, the gourd's skin transforms from a dark green into a stunning mahogany.

While it may be a gorgeous addition to a jack-o'-lantern lineup, its finely grained texture also makes it excellent for pies.