Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Days to Maturity: 95 to 100
Small- to medium-sized, salmon colored pumpkins with orange flesh. Native to the Southeast US and resistant to squash borers, pests and wilts that decimate other pumpkin varieties. Fruits keep up to a year at room temperature. Vines begin slowly and then will grow rapidly and fruit from midsummer until fall frost. This versatile pumpkin can be used for pies, soups, stuffed pumpkin recipes, or eaten as is after roasting or steaming. Seeds can be roasted for snacking. Very prolific. Extras pumpkins can be fed to livestock.
Story of this Seed:
This variety is listed on the Ark of Taste, which reports, "It was under cultivation by Seminole people before Spaniards arrived in Florida in the 1500s. Immigrants to Florida also adopted this cultivation method [allowing it to vine up trees], producing
Plant after last frost. Does well with normal fertility. After established can tolerate periods of drought. Leave room for plants to vine in late summer or allow to grow up fence or trellises. Needs long growing seasons typical of the Southeast.
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