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I was just wondering what the longest time that you have had your pumpkins from Halloween before they rotted. I mean, uncut and un glazed pumpkins. My goal has been to try to have the same pumpkin for 2 Halloweens in a row. I think the longest has been about 6 months. I had one that lasted till the end of March/beginning of April. I guess I am searching for the pumpkin that will not die or the living dead pumpkin:D
 

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We bought a couple of pumpkins from a store in Massachusetts about mid October in 2007 and brought them back to FL. I ended up not carving them because I had emergency surgery on the 25th. We had them sitting in the den until after Easter! So made it to April, then one got a soft spot so we threw them out.

I had considered carving them for Easter!
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I am counting on the one I have now. Unfortunately, It was under a heating vent for the last 2 couple of months. This may shorten the life of it.
 

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7 months If the pumpkin freezes after halloween it usually does not thaw until usually mid may, i had one freeze solid then get covered in snow did not realize it was there untill the spring thaw in may it was like new because it froze but as soon as it warmed up it turned to jello
 

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about 22 years if you count my oldest fake/artificial pumpkin... :)
 

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Hi ter_ran..ya, those fake ones tend to be hard to kill...

Hello ihauntu..7 months is a real long time...I am not sure if it qualifies because it was frozen.. We will need to consult the great pumpkin to find out:D

I guess the record so far is 6 months. That being under normal conditions. I guess IshWitch and myself have the 2 longest living so far...
 

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We usually have pumpkins still in April. I usually put them in the compost in spring because I don't want to accidentally forget about them. We have several right now in different colors (green, white and a small orange). They are doing well so far. I've been arranging and grouping them according to whatever holiday it is. I'm going to miss them when they rot, because they have become part of the decor now! Let's see, how should I set them up for Groundhog Day???LOL!
 

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We had one last just over 8 months. It was outside the front doorway and went through a hard freeze (for Houston) that killed several of my plants, but in the end I think it was the heat of summer (the heat is on around the end of April) that finally did it in. Its story and picture are included in the link below:

http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/90382-undead-pumpkin.html

I like to keep pumpkins around as long as they'll last. They remind me of Halloween, plus there's something about that orange color that I like.
 

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Hmmmm, hard to say. We start growing them in February but they don't set pumpkins until March/June. We try to keep them alive. Some die but some live until after Thanksgiving or until we harvest seeds & toss into the compost
 

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I know this post is old, but my un-cut pumpkin is just about a year and 1/2 old. never frozen either, and its not soft, only a little wrinkly. I'm hoping it'll see its 3rd Halloween :)
 

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I bought a white pumpkin one year with intents to carve it for Halloween, but never did. It managed to last roughly 4 Halloweens because it was entirely undamaged and we have a very arid climate out here in New Mexico. I was literally afraid to lift it at some point in case it would fall apart on me so it just lived in our unused breakfast nook as a decoration. It finally gave up the ghost (pun intended) early last year when my son damaged it somehow and it became unpleasant very quickly. Disposing of it was quite a contest in who had the tougher stomach in our house (re: it was me).
 

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I usually dont even bother disposing of mine until the yard gets ugly....I'm lazy. Then when they decompose I just run the lawn mower over them or throw them behind my backyard fence for the critters to chew on. All that being said, uncut, mine have lasted till early spring
 
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I still have a white one I planned on curving and saving the seeds. Brought it at the local Wal-mart in early Oct 2018. Been sitting on the floor in the corner of my laundry room since. I keep thinking one day it's start to get soft and "melt" but nope not yet. Had a bunch of minis on the back porch they didn't survive more then a month out there before melting.
 
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