My community gardeners just harvested three plump fruits from the pumpkin patch today.
The cultivar is “Fairy” which I bought from Known You Seeds last time and they are those pumpkins with small fruits, unlike the ones we see during Halloween. In addition, the fruits are oval to pear-shaped.
As you can see from the picture below, the fruits are still not ripe enough for consumption. An orange tinge is starting to appear. The appearance of an orange colour is an indication that the fruit is ripening. It should not appear too green.
We would have to wait for a little while more for the fruit to turn totally orange with little green on the rind of the pumpkins as well as for the stalk to dry up substantially before the fruits are fit for the cooking pot.