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Musquee De Provence Pumpkin (Heirloom 100-110 Days)

French Heirloom. A slightly flattened and deeply lobed pumpkin that is an heirloom from southern France, dating back to the late 1800s. 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 20 pounds. 

10 seeds  



Cucurbita moschata

Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-90ºF. Planting in soil under 70ºF may result in poor germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ½ -1” deep

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cells/pots, thin to the strongest seedling. We like to use individual biodegradable paper, peat, or cow pots because it provides the least amount of stress to the roots when transplanting. Transplant after last frost when the soil warms to 70ºF. Space 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart.   

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when the soil reaches at least 70ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds per space/hill, 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart. 

How much does a packet plant: 12-15 foot single row, 4-5 hills 

Harvest: When skin turns color and rinds are hard. Leave a few inches of the stem on for best storage potential.

Tips: Heavy feeders, requiring high nitrogen. Plant into fertile soil or amend with compost or manure. Heavy water needs, mulch, and supply adequate water, at least 1” per week for optimum growth.

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Delicious, Versatile and So Sweet

I've been growing this pumpkin for culinary use for the last two years and it is by far the most delicious and versatile pumpkin I've ever tasted. It has a small cavity without too many seeds. I roast it and use it for purees, soups, baking and juice. After I roast it I put the flesh in a yogurt strainer to separate the liquid for drinking. It has a subtle, sweet and nutty taste.

TeriLyn B.
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Amazing squash

I can't find this in the new catalog. Say it isn't so!! We grew these this year and ended up with med to large squash with the most amazing sweet, creamy flavor ever. Cut the sugar in my pumpkin pie recipe by half to accommodate. We gave sections of the larger guys away to friends, and they came back for more. Am I really going to have to save seeds for the first time? LOL. Absolutely recommend.


Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hi TeriLyn, We do have the Musque De Provence on page 44. Thak you and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season! Deby

Susan W.
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Excited to find unusual seeds! Great service as always!

So excited to find you offer the apple gourd seeds!! Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens used them in their fall decor last year and loved them. I have never seen them offered so was thrilled they were in your catalog... can’t wait for spring!!


Love this one

I enjoy growing winter squash for eating - and this one looks great and tastes fantastic.

Milo M.

cool looking

these look very amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!