How do I ripen a pumpkin that has already been cut?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Ripening out of the patch- As previously mentioned, green and partially orange pumpkins ripen up with sunlight, warmth, and time. If the garden season is over, and the fruit is still green, follow these steps:
Remove the pumpkins from the patch and wash off the dirt.
Place your pumpkins on a warm, sunny deck or patio.
They can also be brought inside. If you bring them indoors, make sure there is good air circulation to minimize the chances of mold and rotting.
Turn the greenest side of the pumpkin towards the sun.
Rotate the pumpkin from time to time to allow the sun to reach the greener parts of the pumpkin.
If left outdoors, bring them in at night to keep the pumpkins' temperature warmer.