Intermediate resistance to black rot, Howden is a beautiful big pumpkin that we highly recommend. It is a Connecticut Field type but is far superior. Its size is more uniform, averaging 20 to 25 lbs., and the deep-round fruit are quite symmetrical. Very solid with extra-thick flesh, it is much less apt to produce lopsided fruit. Its hard, ridged, richly colored skin keeps in prime condition for a remarkably long time. This variety was developed as a private stock by John Howden of Massachusetts and released exclusively to Harris years ago.