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Pumpkin season closes with golden shower

By Ari - 4 May 2009 25

[First filed: May 03, 2009 @ 17:27]

For the past five or so years I have been growing various types of pumpkins in the vegie patch, but have been underwhelmed with some of the varieties in Canberra’s climate.

Both the Queensland blue and Jap varieties produced well, but were a bit tardy on the ripening stage at the end of the season. They were certainly edible, but didn’t quite develop the full range of flavour. I’d say the first cold snaps snuck up on them earlier than they expected.

Butternuts were a little better, but still not perfect.

This year, however, I tried golden nuggets … and they are superb. Smallish pumpkins, but heaps of them … and ripened perfectly despite the latest cold weather.

Another advantage is that they don’t seem to have the same tendency to make escape attempts into new territory beyond the allocated patch.

If you’re into growing your own, try them out, and you’ll be gobbling down a golden shower in May.

What’s Your opinion?


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25 Responses to
Pumpkin season closes with golden shower
circusmind 7:28 am 04 May 09

The crowd round here is really gonna change once RiotAct starts getting hits from Google searches for ‘golden shower’.

Special G 6:32 am 04 May 09

We grew these as well. Go great. Next year there will be more.

Granny 11:04 pm 03 May 09

I think that’s funny … it makes me look upon them extra fondly!

Clown Killer 10:58 pm 03 May 09

I’d always thought that the Jap pumpkins were short for Japanese, but I found out over easter it’s an acronym fiven to the line by the people that developed it. It stands for Just Another Pumpkin … doesn’t sound half as exotic really.

Granny 10:01 pm 03 May 09

The coin is there for scale, I reckon. I love these little pumpkins and now Ari’s gone and made me feel all hungry. Actually any kind of pumpkins. Pumpkin is one of my favourite things in the whole world!

bd84 8:53 pm 03 May 09

Is the 1 dollar coin supposed to symbolise that your pumpkin grew bigger than it? or is it there for decoration..

MrPC 7:06 pm 03 May 09

You do know what a golden shower is right?

I think he was taking the piss.. Literally 🙂

swamiOFswank 7:05 pm 03 May 09

@ WS: Oh…bum…thanks.

deezagood 6:53 pm 03 May 09

Lady across the street gave me some of these; they were delicious and I used the smaller shells as individual soup bowls at a dinner party (containing pumpkin soup, made from the said pumpkins). Great tip and I might grow my own next year.

grundy 6:50 pm 03 May 09

“you’ll be gobbling down a golden shower”

You do know what a golden shower is right?

Wellington Sludge 6:16 pm 03 May 09

Today (and so yes).

swamiOFswank 6:08 pm 03 May 09

Anyone know when the Pumpkin Festival is? (or have I missed it?)

hetzjagd1 5:55 pm 03 May 09

you’ll be gobbling down a golden shower

Whatsup 5:49 pm 03 May 09

I grew these last year. My friend stuffed them and baked them, very yum.

arescarti42 5:48 pm 03 May 09

Golden Nuggets eh? That’s a tasty sounding name.

I’m not a huge fan of eating pumpkin, although the seeds of the Halloween variety pumpkin are mighty tasty when roasted with salt.

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