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13 quirky winter gourds

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 30, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
Long Island Cheese pumpkins look like wheels of cheese.

Photo: Badagnani/Wikimedia Commons

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Long Island Cheese

Named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese, the Long Island Cheese pumpkin is an heirloom variety dating back to the early 19th century.

Because of its string-free consistency, the dry, buttery orange flesh is a favorite among pie bakers.