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Crookneck Pumpkin Display
Crookneck pumpkins make for a fun and creative décor piece, according to John Bartow of Lancaster County, Penn. “Neck pumpkins are easy to work with,” says Bartow. “Choose ones with an exaggerated curve, and they will nestle around a mug or vase to display fresh flowers.”
One fall, the Bartow family was gifted so many neck pumpkins that they became a tripping hazard. “I wanted to display them until we could process them into a custard. I cut a couple of tree branches that had changed to a red fall color and laid them on the counter. I laid a Crookneck pumpkin in the center and filled a regular mug with fresh water and some fresh flowers. It fit nicely in the center of the neck!”
Bartow changed the flowers and water every few days to keep things fresh. “The display lasted for at least three weeks, gracing our kitchen with the beautiful fall colors.” And at the end, the family processed their all-natural display into a delicious pumpkin custard.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Bartow, Lancaster County, Penn. (ph 717-575-3863).

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2023 - Volume #47, Issue #1