OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Bob Borzone with Taylor Farms stopped by KTVU to show off a harvest of pumpkins and squash this fall.
He brought an usual variety of pumpkin called a "peanut pumpkin." He said the warts manifest on the rare pumpkin because the sugar content is extremely high in those spots. He says it's a totally edible pumpkin. "The more peanuts, the better tasting, the better flavor profile you're going to have," he said. He also showed off the "fairytale pumpkin" which looks like it was the pumpkin turned carriage plucked right out of 'Cinderella.' Borzone says the wedges of the 'fairytale pummpkin' are often sold in France to be baked or used for pumpkin pies.
With over 350 varieties of squash there are plenty of varieties to choose from.
When working with a spaghetti squash Borzone recommends putting it in the microwave for three to four minutes to soften it up - to make cutting into the squash easier. Then put it in your baking pan face down with a quarter cup of water. It will come out in long strings.
KTVU's Steve Paulson says pumpkins and squash love rainy weather, so with last year's rain, we're looking at a great harvest this fall.