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 has a rich creamy texture, high dry matter and brix (sugar) readings, bright orange interior and a lot of flavor (pumpkiny and nutty). 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 pumpkins have moderate to deep ribs and average 4 pounds.

This seedstock comes from a Taiwanese hybrid called Crowning, via Hawaii grower Glenn Teves. It may have been grown for several generations in Hawaii. Most are round ribbed pumpkins as pictured, but about 20% are necked or barrel-shaped. In 2022 at Twin Oaks Seed Farm we successfully began a hand-pollination effort to improve the uniformity of shape, but the current seed lot doesn't yet reflect that. Chinese Tropical Pumpkin has good downy mildew resistance and was one of the top performers (in terms of yield, disease resistance and flavor) in Twin Oaks’ 2014 and 2022 trials. In the past we thought of this variety as not being a long keeper - however the ones in the 2022 trial are keeping very well as of mid December. 200 seeds/ounce. Grown by Living Energy Farm.

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    1/8 Ounce = 5 seeds and 1/2 Ounce = 100 seeds. The math doesn't work here. Please clarify.

    Posted by Dirk Zhang on 12/22/2019

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    • Thanks for catching the mistake . It should say 25 seeds for 1/8 ounce (and its corrected now).

      Posted by Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative on 12/22/2019

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    how about productivity thinking of buying for markeI will buy some for sure but if it's highly productive by considerably moret

    Posted by Patryk Battle on 04/25/2019

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    • Its pretty productive especially considering its eating quality. More productive than Thai Kang Kob.

      Posted by Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative on 04/25/2019

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    I've been experimenting making pumpkin jam. CTP beats all the other varieties I've tried hands down. The flavor is fantastic and only a scant amount of sugar is needed. Spread sour dough toast with cream cheese and CTP jam...yummy.

    Posted by Ann Ryder on 03/18/2019

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    • Nice! What else do you put in it? - Edmund

      Posted by Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative on 03/18/2019

    • There's some great recipes on-line. All of them call for lemon juice. One of them uses crushed pineapple and orange jello which is delicious and such a pretty color. A Lebanese recipe uses orange blossom water. That's good and different. The Italians flavor it with Amaretto. I've also tried dark, sweet rum and that's good. Today's batch will be with Grand Marnier. Then I'll try Applejack. Add the alcohol in the last few minutes of cooking. Of course there's always vanilla. Keep the jars in the frig or freezer.

      Posted by Ann Ryder on 03/18/2019

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    I grew this in a Lake Luzerne in Upstate NY. The nights can be cool and lots of condensation on the leaves and have had real problems with Powdery and Downy Mildew on all of my vines. I had been trying different varieties each year and really glad I read the details for CTP. I had now mildew for the first time in a long time. I got about a dozen pumpkins off 4 plants. They were probably the best tasting squash I have ever grown. That was in 3 and a half months from seed to fruit. The smaller fruit that wasnt quite turning pinkish as all didnt hold up to storage, but the ones that were mature when picked held up much better for a month before eating them. No question here, just wanted to comment.

    Posted by Lonnie Moon on 02/18/2019

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    Thank you. I'm in the mountains of WNC where we have delightfully cool summers. Today is Day 120 for my Chinese Tropical and they are still mottled dark green/light green. And the vines are starting up all over again and setting more fruit. I love this plant!

    Posted by Ann Ryder on 09/05/2018

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    Help! Can you tell me what seed I have? Ordered the Chinese Tropical, but at 110 days, they look NOTHING like your photo. The foliage is absolutely gorgeous variegated philodendron-like leaves, fruit is moschata, roundish, dark green/light green that is turning to yellow variegated,, 2-3 lbs,, slightly ribbed, straight 10-inch stems. Can't wait to taste!

    Posted by Ann Ryder on 09/01/2018

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    • The picture we have is from around Thanksgiving time. At harvest, fruits should be pink and greenish blue, with a powdery finish like that found on many blueberries and apples. Where are you located? Days to maturity are a relative and inexact measure because of how much conditions vary from place to place and year to year. Hopefully frost is still a ways off for you and the the fruits will have time to mature fully. Edmund for CWSG

      Posted by Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative on 09/05/2018


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Chinese Tropical Pumpkin - Certified Organic (Pre-Order)

Unit SizePriceDescription
1/8 Ounce $4.00 approx. 25 seeds
1/2 Ounce $11.00 approx. 100 seeds
1 Ounce $17.00 approx. 200 seeds
1/4 Pound $45.00 approx. 800 seeds
1 Pound $160.00 approx. 3200 seeds


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