For the first time in three years, I have successfully grown pie pumpkins. It was a matter of finding the right variety of pumpkin to grow in our subtropical heat. Seminole pumpkin is THE variety for Charleston. And is it prolific! I planted two vines, and I’ve harvested seven pumpkins already – with about 16 more on the vine. This past week, I processed those pumpkins into a form fit for the upcoming holiday season’s pies and desserts – pumpkin puree. How to make pumpkin puree!