gourd family, cucurbit family Cucurbita maxima


Rouge Vif d'Etampes (Red Hundredweight) Pumpkin, squash

This old French variety has a bright, deep orange peel. It is the perfect ornamental in autumn. Plus, the delicious fruits are flat, round, and reach a weight of 10 kg. It holds up well in storage. It creeps and spreads around the garden patch.

Sow from mid-April as single seeds in 10-cm pots at about 20º C. Lightly cover seeds with loose soil or sand and keep moist. Transplant into the field from May 20th at the foot of the compost pile or in nutrient-rich soil. (Beware of slug damage!) Keep free from frost. Space individual plants at 80–100 cm on all sides. Harvest from September, but certainly before the first frost. Storage at a minimum of 15º C until February. It is very sensitive to temperature.

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Sowing quantity 25 g/Are

Item No.
Price / item
Portion (ca. 10 seeds)
3.95 CHF
0.00 CHF
25 g (5 seeds/g)
19.10 CHF
0.00 CHF