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Pumpkin on Fallen Oak Leaves.jpg
There is nothing more lovely in Fall than to see the bright orange colors appearing  in the garden as the pumpkins ripen. (mms)  Pumpkin varieties are grown in the United States most often for the Haloween season, where they are carved, hallowed out & decorated for the trick-or-treat evening of All Hallows, the night before All Saints Day. The inside vegetable is often saved and cooked as a pie filling, while the seeds are toasted, salted and eaten as a snack.   In other countries, pumpkin is a staple vegetable, but is not usually the recognizable variety seen in the U.S. It is a squash, sold in chunks by weight and boiled then served as a vegetable. (mms)