Rich, complex flavor,
used both cooked and sliced thin
as a crunchy raw vegetable.
Long keeping French heirloom, still much in use today. Disease and pest resistant. Finally, a beautiful pumpkin for the holidays that tastes terrific and won't cross with zucchini! Our only squashes or pumpkins this will cross with are Tromboncino and Butternut. A boon to seed-savers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbita moschata
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Start seed indoors in flats or pots, up to a month before last frost date. Transplant 18" apart after frost past. Or direct sow when sol is warm. Add lots of compost or decomposed manure. Mulch helps even out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places. Diatom dust on the stems and surrounding soil helps against them. Harvest before heavy frost or when stems are dry. Leave 1" stem. cure 1 month.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures 11-17/Harvest 4+/Yields 50-350/Spacing 12"-1'
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Easy to Grow, Tolerates Hot Weather, Storage Crop