In our search for this year's Pumpkin Perfection, we visited Howell's produce stand, the Silicon Valley of pumpkin vendors. Every year, Howell's has the latest pumpkin genetic and hybridizing innovations. In the past, we've been early adopters of precious Baby Boo punkins and adorable plump Cinderella-carriage pumpkins.
This year, the Woods, for whom Halloween is the new Christmas, couldn't resist the new warty pumpkins.
How about those awesome scabs? And don't you love the pustulated pumpkin below? Can you think of a better base for an ogre or a witch face?
Here's a "cellulite" pumpkin—imagine the horrible possibilities if you bought two of them.
Howell's produce has two locations in Green Hills: Glen Echo Road across from the post office, and Hillsboro Road at Sharondale, lawn of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.