Talk:Pumpkin

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add finnish[edit]

there is a suomi article

http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurpitsa

shoulfd be added at side, this seems to be quite a common thing, I can find the english from the finnish, but not the suomi from the english, not french, swedish nor german - if there could be some BOT looking for these it woudl be ahell of a lot easier, especially for those of us that speak several languages and may not know an unusual word to find it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.197.78.147 (talk) 20:13, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Too many photos[edit]

This article is overwhelmed with photos. About half of them need to go. PumpkinSky talk 00:36, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes. The pumpkin patches, the photomicrograph of hairs (which is low quality, and not pumpkin-specific), and the can of pumpkin purée would be my top candidates for removal. "Leaf growth from one Geohumus-fed pumpkin" and "Pumpkin root" don't add much, either. William Avery (talk) 07:21, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I agree with all that except the can, but I wouldn't object to can removal. PumpkinSky talk 09:52, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
You may have a point about the can, as I've never seen a can of it in the UK. It's nearly as difficult to obtain here as instant grits. William Avery (talk) 12:16, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Sad to hear the UK is pumpkin deprived. Around Thanksgiving and Christmas pumpkin cans are all over the place in the USA. PumpkinSky talk 12:25, 25 August 2013 (UTC)...I've cut all that except the can and only one of the patches. PumpkinSky talk 18:04, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Typo[edit]

Under Cultural aspects/Iconography and commercialization, "reinfroced" should be "reinforced."

Yes check.svg Done Peter coxhead (talk) 08:43, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 October 2015[edit]

Please link to https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dovleac Thank you! 172.162.214.242 (talk) 01:20, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: I'm not sure the Romani page and this one are the same - the Romani page actually links to Cucurbita maxima and while I can't read Romani, ro:Dovleac also specifically refers to Cucurbita maxima as opposed to the various species the much more unspecific term "pumpkin" may refer to. Cannolis (talk) 07:41, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I also can't read Romani but, unlike you, I can read both English and Romanian. I apologize for disturbing you classification sensibilities. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.162.2.140 (talk) 23:47, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

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)