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Pumpkin , Rouge vif d’Etampes 'Potiron' (Big Red Cooker)

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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 

  SOWING - (120 days) A warm spot, well-drained & fertile soil with plenty of composted organic matter & mulch to conserve moisture; Sow insitu after the threat of frost has passed. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced twenty-four to thirty inches apart, Harvest late Autumn near the first frosts.

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