Did you know why we carve pumpkins for Halloween, and why they are called Jack O' Lanterns?
Well, it turns out that the tradition comes from old Irish folklore about some trickster name Jack, and the original lanterns were carved from a turnip (or a potato, or the nearest root vegetable.)
When Irish immigrants came to America, they brought the tradition along while rejoicing in the more easily carved indigenous fruit - the pumpkin!
Added bonus, yummy seeds for midnight snacking...
More details can be found by visiting these links:
https://fruitsandveggies.org/stories/top-10-ways-to-enjoy-turnips/ (scroll down to see the recipes)