Having a carved pumpkin for the fall holidays is justÂ fun, no matter who you are.Â But you must first know how to pick a good pumpkin for carving & here is a very helpful list we found on AllRecipes.Â Take a look:
- Thump a pumpkin–a ripe, hollow-sounding one will be easier to scoop out.
- Make sure it has no soft spots anywhere and has at least one smooth, unblemished face for carving. Put it back if there is major discoloration on any side.
- Having a strong, well-attached stem is a sign of healthiness.
- A medium-sized pumpkin is easier to work with than a huge or tiny one. But be flexible about the shape–a tall, skinny pumpkin may be just the thing for your design.
- Balance is important too; a solid bottom that supports the pumpkin means less chance of rolling or being knocked over.