They look soo cool and cost the same as a regular orange pumpkin for carving. I had to have one.
I bought one on a whim while at Ralph's in So. California (University and Jeffrey) because it was pretty and they labelled it "Fairy Tale Pumpkin." It looks like a large heirloom tomato in shaping, not as tall as regular orange pumpkins get, and has a creamy-light rusty color instead of pumpkin orange.
I've seen my neighbors with fake ones on their porch this season.
I just located something on the web. But not sure if all tan pumpkins are "Fairytale" pumpkins.
"Large scalloped pumpkin with a distinct buckskin color. A definite eye-catcher, this large pumpkin has a flattened scalloped shape with deep ribbing. Instead of the traditional orange, this variety is the color of buckskin. Fruit set on a very large full vine. Fairytale is a very late maturing variety and should only be planted in areas with a long growing season."
And, they say its used for canning and cooking. Great. Looks cool and cooks up well. I'm glad I bought it.
See, also http://www.pumpkin-patch.com/varietie...