Heirloom Seeds_Pumpkin Rouge Vif D&

Rouge Vif D'Etampes - Pumpkin

Regular price $3.50
/

Size
Only 75 items in stock!

Rouge Vif D'Etampes pumpkin is also known as a Cinderella pumpkin. The color and unique shape are just beautiful. The skin boasts a bright scarlet. "Rouge vif" means "vivid red" and was known to be a most popular pumpkin in Parisian markets in the 1880's. Great for pies with moderately sweet flesh. The fruits average 10-15 lb. A flat, round shape.

Start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Transplant to the garden 2 to 3 weeks after your average last frost. Or, plant seeds directly in the garden 1-2 weeks after average last frost date. Sow 3-5 seeds per hill, thinning to a final 2-3 plants per hill. Pumpkins grow best in a warm site with full sun. Warm soil is essential to good seed germination and emergence. Using transplants can speed production.

Scientific Name: Curcurbita maxima
Days to Maturity: 110
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 2-5'
Row Spacing: 6-10'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 18-24"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No