MNN Galleries

13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Jarrahdale pumpkin

Photo: Bryant Olsen/Flickr

6 of 15

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.