Pumpkins


#41

Buggrit. I forgot to plant pumpkins this year.[/quote]

Bit late now. :wink:


#42

Yeah, pity. What with all the foreigners here looking for pumpkins, I could have had, erm, about $858 in my pocket by now.


#43

Easy to grow, though, and great weed suppressors. Grow me a big one for next year and I’ll give you $50 for it. :laughing:

Seriously, in the Wellcome on the first floor here they had these tiny ones you could hold in the palm of one hand. They sold like hotcakes.


#44

For those of you who’ve got your pumpkin, take it to the next level.
20 seconds of fun, 2 hours of cleaning up.


#45

Yeah, probably var. Baby Bear - aren’t they cute? I actually have a packet of them and completely forgot to plant them.

Jackpot! I can finally retire to my pumpkin patch.


#46

There are organic pumkins for $80/kg at Grateful Growers, here: forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 6#p1235806. We’ve gotten some good pumpkins from them, and will be making a few pumpkin pies to sell in November.


#47

Spotted at the Wellcome on Anhe.

$35 for the tiny ones.


#48

Man i do love pumpkin pies !! Soon as it becomes a rage in Taiwan there will be pumpkins up the kazoo.


#49

Good grief, tommy, you love pumpkins that much? :astonished:

Personally I think pumpkin pie tastes awful, but there is a thai concoction (made with a similar-but-different kind of squash and coconut milk) that’s really good. If anyone knows what I’m talking about, let me know what it’s called - I haven’t seen it for a while in restaurants and I’d like to have a go at making it.

Incidentally, thanks for the Grateful Growers link, DB. Looks like they have some nice stuff - thinking about doing their ‘farm tour’, if I can be bothered to go down to Nantou.


#50

not all pumpkin pies are created equal. In fact I think its quite challenging to get a great pumpkin pie, but when you do, its really really good :slight_smile:


#51

Great info here. Do any of you fellow pumpkin/fall/Halloween lovers know anywhere in Taipei I can find candy corn??? Wellcomes, Carrefours, Breeze, SOGO and the seasonal stores don’t seem to have it. Obviously this isn’t an essential item… I don’t want to give up hope quite yet. Invite to my Halloween party and free candy corn to the first person who knows :slight_smile: !!!


#52

Dunno but I’d try Wellman’s first.


#53

[quote=“Tiger Mountaineer”]Spotted at the Wellcome on Anhe.

$35 for the tiny ones.[/quote]

I went there tonight and there were only 3 left. I picked up 2 of them, including the one with the eyes taped on in the pic.


#54

Been looking around, haven’t seen any good leads lately. Where can I find medium/large pumpkins in or near New Taipei?


#55

I have seen quite a few at the traditional markets. How about the flower markets? They have veggie sellers too.