Come to Nancy’s Ranch the first Saturday in October 2017 !  Get Carving and Pie Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash and More!

You’ll have fun filled day at Nancy’s Ranch pumpkin patch opening day or any day throughout the season. Pumpkins share some similarities, they are round and orange and gourd-y ones. There’s a big difference between pumpkins used for carving and pumpkins used for baking. If you try to bake a pie out of a carving pumpkin, you’re not going to like what you end up with. Try to carve Pie Pumpkin, well… Good Luck!

It’s pretty easy to tell the difference between a jack-o’-lantern pumpkins and pie pumpkins once you know what you’re looking for.

Nancy’s Ranch has Jack-o’-lantern (Carving) pumpkins, are less fleshy and easier to carve: carving pumpkins, commonly referred to as jack-o’-lantern pumpkins, are easier to, carve. Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins have a thinner shell and typically have less flesh (the insides). In contrast to the flesh-packed pie pumpkin,

The flesh is grainy and stringy. The inside of a carving pumpkin tends to contain more water than pie pumpkins.
Thinner shell
Less flesh/insides
Grainy/stringy flesh
Contain more water than pie pumpkins

While there grab a few Spaghetti Squash for a delicious dinner. Little Olive Oil and Italian Spices or your favorite Marinara sauce… It’s All Good!



Nancy’s Ranch has Pie pumpkins
Pie pumpkins, also called sugar pumpkins, are smaller in shape than the monstrous pumpkins you’d find at your typical pumpkin patch. Pie pumpkins are commonly found in the grocery store in the produce section or at farm stands. This small, round pumpkin is packed full of flesh that makes it a good choice for cooking. The pulp also has a better texture (less grainy) and is sweeter.
Compared to carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, aka sugar pumpkins, are smaller and easier to bake:

Small and round
Normally found in the grocery store or at farm stands
Full of flesh that’s good for cooking
Pulpy, sweeter flesh on the inside

If you need help picking out the right Pumpkin. just ask Nancy or one of her friendly staff.

Nancy’s Ranch | 25039 Magic Mountain Parkway | (661) 255-6943 |