Incidentally, there is a plethora of pumpkin varieties out there; I bought one this year that is white with orange speccles. It's flesh was yummy but, my favourite would have to be these tiny pumpkins that a local farm sells, they are about the size of an apple but, found and they keep forever. Great for soups, in mashed potatoes, in bread and so and so forth.
Furthermore, used pumpkins (ie. Jack o Lanterns, et. al) are great in the compost as they break down really quickly and the bacidiomycetes expel spores out to 10 m away (if I remember correctly) therefore spreading more composting organisms around.