Pumpkin Question

Pumpkin Question

by AnneMarie
(Oak Hills, CA USA)

Here is the pumpkin before it started to turn green.

Here is the pumpkin before it started to turn green.

Do you have any idea why a beautifully orange pumpkin would begin to turn green a couple weeks after it was picked?

It was quite ready to harvest when the vine died back and it came off the vine itself. I have 2 of them that are turning green and it has me baffled.

Orange pumpkins turn green when they are exposed to sunlight. I am guessing that your pumpkin, wherever you were storing it, was being exposed to too much light.

The proper way to store pumpkins is to leave them in a dark room until required.

However, there will be nothing wrong with your pumpkin and the taste and texture won't be compromised in any way.

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Oct 08, 2013
My Pumpkins were turning Green
by: AnneMarie


Your reply to my question of why my pumpkin was turning green was right on.

I moved it to my darker pantry and the green faded away. I've since been able to pass that knowledge along to others. Thank you so much for that information.

You are most welcome, AnneMarie! Glad I could be of some help.

All the best with your harvest this year and happy gardening!


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