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Cucurbita maxima, (aka Red Etampes) or Cinderella's pumpkin , Circa (1810's) France - "Rouge vif" means "vivid red". Beautiful rich orangey red French Heirloom, with deep ribs in a flattened shape like a red cheese wheel. Extremely ornamental, surprisingly beautiful, great yield & sweet flavour that makes an excellent base for soups, purported to be used by Cinderella for a ride to the Ball & good for the USA 'Pumpkin' pies. Recorded as having been the variety cultivated by the Pilgrims & served at the second Thanksgiving dinner - 120 days to maturity, also tolerates acid soils , Seed Count Approx - 6 avg
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