The Pumpkin Patch

 The pumpkins come from the Pumpkin Capital of the USA, Floydada, TX. How did Floydada earn the privilege of becoming the “Pumpkin Capital”?  The facts and figures tell it all.  Although only about 1200 to 1400 acres of the crop are grown annually in this county, pumpkins produce about 20,000 to 50,000 pounds per acre.  That’s approximately fifteen to twenty million pumpkins.  Pumpkins are among the few crops which are harvested almost entirely by hand from the picking to the loading on and off trucks.  This time consuming task is complicated by the number of, size of, and variety of pumpkins being produced.


Below are pictures and descriptions of the pumpkins we will be selling at the Circle S Acres. 

Big Mac

Big Mac pumpkins are orange to red in color with shallow ribs, and average 40 to 110 pounds.

Blue Hubbard

A classic Hubbard shaped fruit, the fruit will have a blue-gray rind and a sweet, fine textured orange flesh.

Buttercup

A popular type of winter squash known for its high quality and dry flesh. These varieties have a flattish-top and are dark green in color.

Butternut

Golden yellow flesh is dry, fine-grained, sweet, and fiber free.

Carnival

A colorful acorn squash. Good for eating, top with butter or brown sugar.

Cheddar

A hybrid that is excellent for home processing or other uses. Usually 7 to 15 pounds, uniform in color with a deep orange flesh. Superior dry matter and sugar content.

Choga Choga

Averaging 6 to 12 pounds, these bumpy squashes make for excellent ornamental decoration as well as great for many recipes.

Cinderella

An attractive variety for any fall display. Actually a squash that is flat and looks like a red cheese wheel. The fruits average between 10 to 15 pounds and are moderately sweet, perfectly suited for pumpkin or squash pie.

Crystal Star

A variety that will maintain its true color (not turn blue or yellow at maturity) and stay pumpkin shaped.

Cushaw

A bulb-shaped fruit with a curved neck. Large vines produce creamy-white fruit that are mottled with green stripes. The light yellow flesh is slightly sweet and fine for pies and baking.

Enchanted

A flat pumpkin with a creamy white rind and thick orange flesh. Its large size makes for a great fall decoration.

Fairy Tale

A French heirloom variety with a Cinderella shape and an unusual buckskin color at maturity, averaging 9 to 15 pounds and has a flat shape with 6 to 15 inch wide, heavy ridges. Delicious flesh for baking.

Jarrahdale

A decorative fruit, slate-gray color with heavy, rounded ribs and weighs 6 to 10 pounds. Thick, sweet, orange flesh of good quality and an excellent storage squash will add interest and color to fall displays.

Jacks

Large hybrid pumpkins cut with long stems, classic pumpkin for all decor.

Knuckle Head

This creepy, goulish, watery pumpkin is the largest new variety in the "SUPER FREAK" series. A great seller due to look and feel!

Kamo Kamo

Smaller, greenish-yellow pumpkins with thick ribs. A very interesting look and feel.

Long Neck

This squash has sweet tasting orange flesh and is commonly used for pies and processing. Excellent for home gardens and market growers.

Millionaire

Millionaire's flesh cooks to a unique vegetable spaghetti product. Fruit mature from white with green stripes to golden with green stripes. Excellent rock hard handles.

Mini Orange

Charming, little, flattened, ribbed, orange pumpkins that average 3 to 4 inches in diameter. A great table decoration and steady item for children for farmer's market and specialty wholesale. Sweet-fleshed for cooking.

Mini White

 Charming, little, flattened, ribbed, orange pumpkins that average 3 to 4 inches in diameter. A great table decoration and steady item for children for farmer's market and specialty wholesale. Sweet-fleshed for cooking. 

Monster Gourds

Large gourds come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes - from 5 to 20 pounds. All have hard shells and are covered with warts and large vines. A very popular item!

Naples

Bright orange flesh and a superbly rich, very sweet flavor. A large, oblong shaped butternut squash that can weigh 25 to 30 pounds. The deep green skin will turn tan in storage. 

One Too Many

One Too Many produces fruit that are 75% round with 25% oblong fruit. 

Orange Acorn

Uniform fruit and tasty flesh, slightly ribbed fruit with a flat bottom. 

Peanut

A spectacular squash that is pink with beige bumps that resemble peanuts. These cover the surface resulting in a truly unique, popular squash. 

Pink Banana

This banana shaped fruit is pinkish-orange and has a firm, sweet, yellow flesh. It averages 10 to 20 pounds and 2 to 3 feet long. Great for pies, baking, and canning.

Porcelain Doll

A pink fruit that is large, flat, very deeply furrowed and semi-hard shelled. Thick orange flesh is fine grained and excellent for eating. Bred specifically to raise funds for cancer research. 

Pump-Ke-Mon

Mini-pumpkin with orange and green stripes on a white background. Has a distinctive flattened shape with slight to medium ribbing emphasized by the stripes and usually weighs 1 to 2 pounds. 

Red Warty Hubbard

Orange to red fruit with a great texture of warts all over. A very unique pumpkin and a top seller.

Small Jacks

Mid-sized pumpkin with a great looking rib and a big, green handle. Typically weigh between 12 and 16 pounds.

Small Pies

Soft-shelled, 'kid-sized' pumpkin. Usually ranging from 2 to 3 pounds, they are a brilliant deep orange color cut with a long stem.

Spaghetti

This unusual winter squash produces spaghetti-like strands of flesh. Oblong in shape and 8 to 10 inches long, they turn yellow when ripe and are very popular to cook with.

Speckled Hound

Blocky-shaped fruit that have an unusual pinkish-orange color with green and blue-green splotches on them. The thick, yellow-orange flesh is edible and very tasty with a dry texture similar to a buttercup squash.

Sweet Dumplings

Colorful, acorn shaped, and has a sweet flesh. They also store for 3 to 4 months. 

Table Ace

Uniform fruit and tasty flesh, slightly ribbed fruit with a flat bottom.

Tiger Stripe

Eye-catching, medium-sized, black striped pumpkins. Usually 5 to 8 pounds, you can scoop out the large, dark green, completely hull-less seeds, which are delicious roasted.

Triamble

 A very unique, tri-lobed, blue skin squash. Averaging 8 to 12 pounds, with a delicious flesh and small seed cavity. Holds flavor and texture for months. 

Turks Turbine

 Averages 3 to 5 pounds and 7 to 9 inches in diameter. Has a prominent blossom end "button" that is stripe silver, green, and white. 

Green Gourds

Apple

Apple shaped gourds have a mottled green color and measure 6 to 8 inches in diameter. A variety of sizes are produced and the shape can vary from round to an upright delicious apple shape. A very novel fall crafting item.

Bird House

Large, pear-shaped, 10 inch fruit that have smooth skin and can be dried and used as birdhouses for Purple Martin, Bluebird, or Wren.

Caveman Club

18 inch, long, primitive looking club-shaped gourds. Dark green with lighter markings, excellent for making crafts and birdhouses.

Dipper Gourd

Wonderfully shaped gourds with various sizes of necks. Average 12 inches long by 5 inches in diameter. They are great for decorating and used by some as birdhouses.

Speckled Swan

Thick, dipper-shaped fruit that resemble swans with their necks curved. Great for crafts, they are a large gourd that have speckles when green.