Talk:Pumpkin

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The first photo is hard to recognize.[edit]

The "Large Pumpkin" photo should be first. The "Pumpkins in a field" photo makes it hard to see what a Pumpkin looks like. The "Pumpkins in a field" photo could easily replace the "Large Pumpkin" spot and the "Large Pumpkin" photo gives a closer look at what a pumpkin looks like. I find that most flora articles do this but this one does not. --Xavier (talk) 17:12, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

I agree. I would prefer to see the photo captioned "Several large pumpkins" as the first image. Deli nk (talk) 17:22, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Well since I seem to have the power, I will make the change! Woot! Wikipedia is a blast!
--Xavier (talk) 17:32, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Done! The page seems Wiki styled now like I am used to seeing on other flora articles.
--Xavier (talk) 17:37, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 January 2016[edit]

Pumpkins are scientifically considered berries, despite popular knowledge, so it makes sense to notate this on its page.[1]

References

  1. ^ wikipedia, wikipedia. "Berries". Wikipedia. 

Wiltm28 (talk) 01:55, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --allthefoxes (Talk) 03:02, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 April 2016[edit]

Category:Thanksgiving food 76.88.107.122 (talk) 06:06, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Sam Sailor Talk! 10:03, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Pumpkin flowers[edit]

The flowers in the photo Male_and_Female_Pumpkin_Flowers.jpg don't look like pumpkin flowers. Pumpkin flowers are Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo, see commons:Category:Cucurbita_pepo_flowers on Commons. --RoRo (talk) 13:42, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 May 2016[edit]

Change ``However, roasting pumpkin seeds (usually scooped out of jack-o-lanterns) is a popular Halloween treat. to ``However, roasted pumpkin seeds (usually scooped out of jack-o-lanterns) are a popular Halloween treat. Grammar fix ... the seeds are eaten after being roasted, not while roasting, and the verb is currently conjugated in the singular form, whereas ``seeds is plural.

Jürgen W. Rothkind (talk) 14:01, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done reworded it a bit further as the "however" was unnecessary as well Cannolis (talk) 14:24, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

semi-protected edit request -- records[edit]

The listing of record pumpkins (under "Pumpkin festivals and competitions" is four years out of date. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/belgian-mans-pumpkin-sets-world-record-at-a-whopping-2624-pounds/2016/10/17/2c37272e-9470-11e6-bc79-af1cd3d2984b_story.html shows this year's resetting of the record. I suggest putting

"The world record for the heaviest pumpkin is 2624 pounds[cite], set October 9, 2016 in Ludwigsburg, Germany."

either after the paragraph that starts with the Topsfield record, or as a new lead to this paragraph. I prefer the new lead as it keeps the numbers in descending order and balances the listing of many U.S. records. Note that Topsfield is still noteworthy as being the first pumpkin over 2000 pounds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.6.73.78 (talk) 13:29, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Edited today. IMO, the Topsfield and other American record information is unimportant once a new record occurs, WP:NOTEVERYTHING. --Zefr (talk) 21:19, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 January 2017[edit]

Can somebody add somewhere in there that pumpkins are berries? 2602:304:CEEC:3CB0:7039:8CA2:E281:6BE7 (talk) 23:19, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

It is. But I am having a hard time finding a really good reference for it, such as a university or academic journal. got one? HalfGig talk 00:58, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
This is probably the best source I've found. HalfGig talk 01:07, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
HalfGig. That article is a replicate of our WP entry here, where pumpkin is listed as a berry. But it's hard to find a specific source where 'berry' and 'pumpkin' are in the same sentence! --Zefr (talk) 02:27, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it's hard. HalfGig talk 02:47, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
But we can get there, with good sources, if we go cucurbita (which includes pumpkins) -> pepo (a type of berry). HalfGig talk 04:20, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Etymology of Pumpkin[edit]

The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project page claims that the word pumpkin comes from pôhpukun, meaning grows forth round. This conflicts with the page's current claim that it comes from the Greek πέπων. Ponhpukun (talk) 23:10, 27 March 2017 (UTC)Ponhpukun

Pumpkin vs Squash.[edit]

In British/Australian/NZ pumpkin is a general term for the family of orange/yellow spherical fruit. Squash is applied to very small types, such as the butternut. In New England I only head the word squash used for the edible fruit, in the supermarkets. Pumpkin referred only to the halloween variety, also available at supermarkets..202.125.31.66 (talk) 23:48, 21 April 2017 (UTC)