Pumpkin French Cinderella HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pumpkin French Cinderella HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #0170

110 days. Also known as Rouge Vif e'Etampes, this French heirloom is a very striking pumpkin - deeply ridged and large sized: 1 to 2 feet across and weighing 15 - 20 pounds. It's a terrific decoration whether carved or not, and also a delicious vegetable. The inspiration for the carriage in the charming fairy tale, your kids will be delighted to grow Cinderella's coach.

This packet sows 4 mounds.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4'-6'

Thinning:
When seedling has several leaves
thin to 2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature has risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 3 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves.

Harvesting: Harvest pumpkins before the first fall frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 3" - 4" of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin will rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Cure in a sunny window or porch at 75-80°F for 1-2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

Artist: Donna Clement



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