How To Turn Pumpkins Orange

Easy tips on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors.   This works for small and large pumpkins.

Pumpkins can turn from green to orange pretty quickly and easily indoors.    There’s a number of reasons why you might want to bring your green pumpkin inside, the main ones being change of weather (frost hits the plant) or animals eating your pumpkins.  A few weeks ago after a dramatic drop in the temperature I had to pick many of our big pumpkins that were still green.

Can you pick pumpins early?

Yes!  If weather doesn’t permit your pumpkins to continue growing outside, then it’s time to pick them and bring them indoors.  

 If you spend a few months growing a pumpkin then you know the heartbreak if you don’t get to see it turn orange.  Right now with the temperatures changing it’s the perfect time to bring your pumpkins indoors to turn orange.  After they turn orange you can continue to let them decorate your home,  or eventually cut them open and bake them for pumpkin puree. November and December are great times to decorate and bake with pumpkin!Easy tips on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors.   This works for small and large pumpkins.

I turn pumpkins to their bright orange color the same way I turn  my tomatoes red.
Easy tips on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors.   This works for small and large pumpkins.

How To Turn Pumpkins Orange

Are you ready for this super easy tip to turn your green pumpkins orange?
Ok, get ready.  It’s really easy. You don’t even to take notes!

All you do is bring them inside and put them in a warm spot.  I put mine near near my windows – anywhere from right next to it to 10 feet away.   Then just wait a few days, or weeks, and the pumpkin will turn completely orange.

Here’s a before/after of one of the pumpkins:
Easy tips on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors.   This works for small and large pumpkins.

Here’s another before and after of one of our big 40 pound pumpkins:
Easy tip on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors. This works for small and large pumpkins.

Here’s a upclose on the side of the pumpkin, you can see it turning.
Easy tip on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors. This works for small and large pumpkins.

This works great for  munchkins and pumpkin pie pumpkins too.  
Easy tip on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors. This works for small and large pumpkins.

Hope you enjoyed this easy trick! Now go turn some pumpkins orange!
Easy tip on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors. This works for small and large pumpkins.

Looking for some yummy pumpkin recipes? Try my Pumpkin Roll, Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Chili

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Easy tip on how to turn green pumpkins orange quickly indoors. This works for small and large pumpkins.

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