Pumpkin: The Super Squash

In the United States, pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Harvested in October, this nutritious and versatile orange fruit features flowers, seeds and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins. Pumpkin is used to make soups, desserts and breads, and many Americans include pumpkin pie in their Thanksgiving meals. Numerous varieties, shapes, colors and sizes of pumpkins exist for fall decorating and carving as well as pie types suitable for baking.

Join Kim Hupman, OSU Extension Greene County Horticulture Program Assistant, and Laura Halladay, OSU Extension Greene County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, on Thursday, June 24th at noon to learn tips and trick for growing and cook home-grown pumpkin. Kim Hupman will explore different cultivars and strategies for making sure your pumpkins mature later in the season. Laura Halladay will talk about preparing fresh pumpkin and using it to produce a home-grown desserts for the holidays.

When: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Location: zoom – To guarantee all paid registrants receive the Zoom link in time for the program, we close registration at 11:00 am on June 24th and cannot access registration after this time. If you have issues with the link contact Pat Zehring at zehring.5@osu.edu

Cost: $7.00

Contact: Kim Hupman at hupman.5@osu.edu or Laura Halladay at Halladay.6@osu.edu

Registration: go.osu.edu/gcpumpkins

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