I did have a delay getting seeds, probably because of covid. However the seeds arrived, I got them planted, and have harvested 4 of the "pumpkin" . There are still little ones on vine and I hope to have several more. These make the BEST pies, and do not need much added to the filling. You certainly do not want to cover up the taste of the "pumpkin"
I'll let you know this fall.
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.
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!
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!