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Orange Pumpkin and Ominous Queensland Blue Pumpkin, both carved for Halloween. Graphic by Author.

Ever wondered why no one uses Queensland Blue Pumpkins to make Jack-o'-lanterns?

I have.

This year my children begged to make Jack-o'-lanterns and our local fruit and vegetable shop was giving away a traditional Orange Pumpkin with each purchase. We also had some of our crop of Queensland Blue Pumpkins left.

Never having carved a pumpkin before, I watched a YouTube video and then we carved pumpkins!

My son designed the Orange Pumpkin face, and my daughter designed the Queensland Blue face.

After carving we all agreed the Queensland Blue was much more ominous! So why don’t we use them?

The answer came within 24 hours. We got up the morning after putting them out to discover the Orange Pumpkin untouched, but the Queensland Blue had been dinner for hungry possums!

Orange Pumpkin? Still untouched after 3 nights, while the Queensland Blue is no longer ominous!

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