Heirloom from 1893
especially for the best pies, soups and main dishes.
Makes the most velvety pumpkin pie. Productive, medium-size (10" or so), almost globe shaped and ripens early.
The skin is finely netted from all the sugar in the flesh. The flesh is very thick, sweet and and deep golden in color. This is a great multiuse pumpkin that is orange and round enough for Halloween, but is a high quality, long-keeping food source as well.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbita pepo
Start seeds in flats or pots. Keep soil just damp, don't overwater. Transplant seedlings 30" apart after danger of frost is pasy, disturbing the roots as little as possible. Preferably plant into a rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Give it full sun and plenty of water. Do not harvest until skin is thoroughly hardened. For winter eating, best flavor after 1 month of curing indoors.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 14-16/Harvest 0-4/Yield 48-191/Spacing 30"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather, easy to grow, stores well