I have bought a number of pumpkins from a gardener. I'm storing them in the basement at about 12°C (54°F).
A couple of days ago, most of them started showing small, rotting black dots that grow rapidly.
Out of interest - where do these come from? Were the pumpkins stored at too cold a temperature by the previous owner? (We've had really cold nights the past few weeks.) Or was 12°C too much after all? I was told that was the temperature to store them at, but I didn't check.
Is there anything I can do except cut out the rot, cut the good parts down to pieces, and store them in the fridge until it's time to eat them? (I guess the answer to this one is "no".)