Germ 7-10 days
A slightly flattened and deeply lobed pumpkin that is an heirloom from southern France, dating back to the late 1800’s. This magnificent variety, which is excellent for roasting or stuffing starts out green and turns a rich orange brown. Thick flesh is deep orange and dense with a distinct nutty flavor. Fruits can weigh up to 20lbs. 10 seeds
Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36” between, providing the furthest spacing for the larger varieties
Harvest- When skin turns color and rinds are hard, leaving a few inches of the stem on for best storage potential.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Turn pumpkins carefully to keep a uniform shape.