PUMPKIN: The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." Pumpkins are grown all around the world for a variety of reasons ranging from agricultural purposes to commercial and ornamental sales. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking, from the fleshy shell, to the seeds, to even the flowers; most parts of the pumpkin are edible. Traditionally, pumpkin is a very popular Halloween and Thanksgiving staple. Howden Biggie combines large size, true attractive pumpkin shape and beautiful dark orange color. Pumpkin weight ranges from 35-60 pounds with thick walls and strong handles. Very good yields and fewer flat-sided pumpkins. America's best selling, heavy yielding pumpkin. Grown by many for the Halloween trade due to its deep orange color and uniform, deep round shape.