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Rouge Vif d'Etampes

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Heirloom Pumpkins

Rouge Vif d'Etampes

French heirloom: brilliantly flame-colored 'Cinderella' pumpkins whose eye-catching color, lovely shape and long keeping ability makes them ...
French heirloom: brilliantly flame-colored 'Cinderella' pumpkins whose eye-catching color, lovely shape and long keeping ability makes them a premium holiday favorite.
Seed Count: Approx. 21 / Weight: 5 gms
$ 3.79

BEST TO START OUTDOORS

Pumpkins need full sun, rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and night temperatures stay above 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
7 – 10
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
7 – 10
Approx. 110

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space

Rows: 3 feet
Mounds: 6 inches

Days To Germinate

7 – 10

Days To Harvest

Approx. 110

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