Pumpkin - Cinderella - Cucurbita maxima
Tender Annual Heirloom. Also known as Rouge Vif D'Etampes. The coach-shaped fruits vary from 20-40 pounds with distinctive, heavy ribs and a uniform shape. The flat, shiny, red-orange pumpkins are beautiful, and have excellent flavor.
Soil & Water: Pumpkins prefer loam or sandy soil high in organic matter to hold large amounts of moisture. The plants require heavy and even water for best development. Preferred soil pH is between 6.0-7.0.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or sow seed directly when soil temperature reaches 70F. To begin growing earlier, use mulching plastics and row covers to warm the soil. Place a board underneath the fruit to help prevent rotting.
Harvesting & Storage: For immediate use, harvest when the skin loses its sheen. For storage, harvest pumpkins when fully mature. Cut the fruit from the vine, leaving 4"-6" of stem. Cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
Did You Know? This antique French heirloom was very popular in the Paris Central Market in the 1880s. It was first offered commercially in America by Burpee in 1883.
Soil Temperature: 70-90F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-24"
Days To Maturity: 105 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2'-4'
Approx Seeds per oz: 130
4.5 x 3.75 x 0.5 inches.