Cinderella Pumpkin - Rouge vif d'Etampes

Cinderella Pumpkin - Rouge vif d'Etampes

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    Open Pollinated. Heirloom
    • Cucurbita maxima
    • 110 days. Heirloom.
    • A French heirloom straight out of a child's storybook illustration.
    • Vivid, red-orange rind, flattened shape with deep lobing and thick rich flesh to eat like winter squash.
    • The French enjoy Cinderella Pumpkin in an unsweetened vegetable pie.
    • Originated in France in mid 19th century.
    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when ground has warmed 70° to 95°, with 86° optimum. Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds 1/2” to 1” deep in hills spaced 6’-8’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil remains a consistent  65°-75°. Pumpkins need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and changes color to orange.