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Sweet-flavor with thick, meaty flesh. Small seed cavity enclosed in orange, fine-textured flesh. Mature size: 15 to 20 cm (6-8"). From late summer on, remove any blossoms or new fruit to enhance growth on fruit that is already formed. Harvest when fully mature. Allow to stand in garden a few days until skin hardens, then store in a cool, dry place. Freezes very well. Used as decorative center pieces.
Sow seed directly into garden, or for an earlier crop, start indoors 3-4 weeks early.
Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Seed Spacing: 5-6 per hill or 5 cm (2")
Plantling Spacing: 3 per hill
Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
Seed Type: Heirloom
Plant Type: Vegetable
Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
Preparation Ideas: A classic choice for making delicious pies.
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