Offbeat pumpkins are stealing the spotlight from ordinary varieties
Thomas J. Story
Origin: An heirloom from France; also sold as ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’.
Design cred: It’s easy to see how the softly flattened top and ridged, deep orange skin could have inspired Cinderella’s carriage in Charles Perrault’s classic French fairy tale.
Can you eat it? Yes, the rich orange flesh is tasty in pies.