Much small than the typical pumpkin one finds in an American grocery store used for carving jack o' lanterns. It's flesh is thicker and sweeter. Closely resembles the consistency of butternut or kabocha squash. Great for cooking.
Sugar pumpkins are smaller than pumpkins found in a grocery store. The flesh of a sugar pumpkin is much thicker and is also, as its' name indicates, sweeter in taste. They are normally round (almost globe in shape) and have a gloss not typically found in other varieties.