Tags: Certified Organic Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 120
Chinese Tropical Pumpkin (from Crowning F1) is amazingly rich and sweet, with creamy texture, high dry matter and brix readings, bright orange interior and a flavor of chestnuts or hazelnuts. It is Edmund and Sapphyre’s favorite. At harvest, fruit color is a mix of pink, green and blue, with a white bloom (like the white outer layer on some blueberries). During storage they ripen to a deep tan color. The ribbed pumpkins average 4 pounds.
This seedstock comes from a Taiwanese hybrid called Crowning. We have mostly only seen mild segregation (at first we didn’t think it had been a hybrid). Occasionally necked fruits or darker fruits appear, and there has been variation in eating quality (from good to excellent). In 2016 at Twin Oaks, as part of our winter squash SARE grant, River Oneida grew 40 plants, training and evaluating each one separately and selecting for eating quality, dry matter, high brix, productivity and Downy Mildew resistance. We're selling only seeds from the best 10 plants. Chinese Tropical Pumpkin has good DM resistance and was one of the top performers in Twin Oaks’ 2014 Downy Mildew trial. Not a long keeper. Plan on using the squash in the fall, before the end of the year. Grown by Twin Oaks Seed Farm. Certified Organic by QCS.
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United States (Zone 7a)
Established in 2014
15.00 acres in production