Forget scooping out all those messy pumpkin innards to carve a ghoulish Jack-o’-lantern this Halloween. A California farmer has come up with a far less messy alternative that he’s calling the “Pumpkenstein.”
Thanks to Tony Dighera of Cinagro (that’s “organic” spelled backwards — don’t lie, you didn’t catch it at first either) Farms in Fillmore, California, trick-or-treaters can buy special pumpkins grown in the shape of Frankenstein’s head for the low, low price of $100.
“Without giving the whole thing away, it’s grown in a mold, obviously,” Dighera told KTLA News. “The fruit has to be placed in a mold at a certain time, at a certain size. If you can imagine as the fruit grows, it moves, and if it’s too small and moves too much, it snaps the stem and they quit growing.”
Dighera’s monstrous pumpkins take about three-and-a-half months to grow in special molds that he created after four years of painstaking trial and error.
Buyers can pick up a Pumpkinstein at Whole Foods and Gelson’s super markets or on Cinagro’s website. “We are shipping them, it’s gone absolutely crazy, all over the world…Dubai, Japan, all over,” Dighera said.
In addition to the pumpkins, Dighera’s organic farm also grows and sells edible, cube-shaped watermelons. Though Pumpkinsteins might be all the rage this season, next year Cinagro will add — wait for it — white pumpkins shaped like skulls to the inventory.
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