Casper Pumpkins are a type of pumpkin that is commonly used for jack-o-lanterns and other Halloween decorations. The scientific name for the Casper Pumpkin is Cucurbita maxima, and it is a member of the gourd family.
Casper Pumpkins are usually white or pale yellow, and they have a smooth, round shape. The average Casper pumpkin weighs between 5 and 10 pounds. The skin of the pumpkin is thick and slightly bumpy. The flesh of the pumpkin is orange, and it is very dense. The seeds of the pumpkin are white or pale yellow, and they are surrounded by a thin, papery husk. Casper Pumpkins can be grown from seed, and they will typically mature within 110 days.
The pumpkins should be harvested before the first frost of the season. When harvesting the pumpkins, it is important to use gloves or a long-sleeved shirt to protect your hands from the sharp edges of the pumpkin's stem. After harvest, the pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months.