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Antique French Pumpkins

Cinderella's Carriage

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Antique French Pumpkins

Cinderella's Carriage

We import seed for this big gorgeous heirloom pumpkin from its original French breeder who maintains the best centuries-old strain, still beloved i...
We import seed for this big gorgeous heirloom pumpkin from its original French breeder who maintains the best centuries-old strain, still beloved in European markets. Cinderella’s Carriage is our name for this large, thick fleshed selection that looks exactly like the original in old-fashioned illustrations of the magical fairy tale coach. The 18 to 35 pound, deep orange-red fruits are flattened and deeply lobed, and their vivid color glows among the lush vines as they ripen in celebration of fall.
Seed Count: 15-18 / Weight: 5 gms
$ 2.79

BEST TO START OUTDOORS

Pumpkins need full sun, rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and and night temperatures are 50°F (10°C). Sow groups of 3 seeds 3 feet apart and 1 inch deep in rows 4 feet apart. Thin to 1 strong seedling per group. Or, make circular soil mounds 3 feet across. Plant 6 seeds, 6 inches apart in center of each mound. Thin to the strongest 3 seedlings in each mound, so vigorous vines have room to grow and fruit.

 

GROWING NOTES

Plant pumpkins where the vigorous vines can sprawl. Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with berry baskets at sowing time, removing before plants get crowded. Give vines ample water and feed several times for best yields.

 

HARVEST AND USE

These big plump beauties need to mature properly before harvest. Wait to pick until their rinds are fully deep orange and tough enough to resist piercing with a fingernail. Cut from vines, leaving good stem handles. Let cure in the sun for 10 days then store in a cool dry place and they’ll keep for months. Steam or bake the rich orange flesh for baked goods, soups or casseroles. Or hollow out the inside and use the ornamental pumpkin whole as a show-stopping serving dish for soup or stew.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
Rows: 3 feet
Mounds: 6 inches
10 – 14
Approx. 110

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
Rows: 3 feet
Mounds: 6 inches
10 – 14
Approx. 110

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space

Rows: 3 feet
Mounds: 6 inches

Days To Germinate

10 – 14

Days To Harvest

Approx. 110

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