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Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkin (Heirloom, 100 Days)

Heirloom 1893. It is said to be the best pie pumpkin, ever! Vines produce medium sized, 5-7 lb. tangerine orange pumpkins that are blanketed with white netting giving it a pastel appearance. Flesh is silky smooth with just the right amount of sweetness. A must have if you like to have your own canned pumpkin in the pantry.

15 seeds  

PLANTING

Cucurbita pepo

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 last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cells/pots, thin to 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 soil warms to 70ºF. Space 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart.   

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost when 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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    WM
    04/09/2018
    WILLIAM M.
    United States

    Winter luxury pie pumpkin

    I'll let you know this fall.

    M
    01/15/2018
    Mark

    Produced well and great flavor

    Grew Winter Luxury for the first time last summer in a new, not-well-prepared garden. Every other vine crop did so-so to poorly. Despite losing some to the deer, these produced well. We've enjoyed great pies, soups, and other treats and still have more guts in the freezer. I've grown many varieties and this is among the best for flavor.

    M
    09/19/2017
    Maryann

    The BEST pie pumpkin

    If you are looking for a pie pumpkin, you will not be disappointed with winter luxury! Absolutely the best taste, texture, and color. I gave this variety one hill and only one seed grew (thanks to the dog!) but I got 3 mature pumpkins from it, each between 5.5 - 7.5 lbs. The squash bugs and cucumber beetles did not show much interest. It was hit with powdery mildew later than others, and no effect on the fruit. I'll be giving it more room in the field next year!

    MM
    01/16/2017
    Mary Muellner

    Delicious

    These are very tasty and keep well! I like to roast this pumpkin in the oven; cut into one inch squares, season with salt & pepper, toss with some EVOO & sliced red onions and roast until tender. A great side dish alone, or the roasted mix can be tossed with fresh spinach, roasted pecans and dried cranberries for a hearty winter salad!