I originated in the ancient Americas. I didn't alway look like this, backed then I looked like a crooked neck variety which actually sorted very well
Before the Europeans came around I was used by the Native American in different ways. Early Americans roasted pumpkin strips over campfires and used them as a food source, before the arrival of European explorers. Pumpkins helped The Native Americans make it through long coldwinters. They used the sweet flesh in numerous ways: roasted, baked, parched, boiled and dried. They also eat my seeds and used for medicine. My blossoms were added to stew and dried pumpkin could be store and ground into flower.
What is that?!
feed this to the pigs
I thought it was for us
Instead the pilgrims cut the top off of a pumpkin, scooped the seeds out, and filled the cavity with cream, honey, eggs and spices. They placed the top back on and carefully buried it in the hot ashes of a cooking fire. Once I was done cooking they will scopped the insides out and eat it
I was served in the 2nd thanksgiving dinner. I also didn't look like this