Cinderella Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima)
Brought to the U.S. from France in the 19th-century, this large, winter squash has sweet, edible skin perfect for making delicious soups, breads, and pies. Reaching weights of up to 20 pounds, the Cinderella pumpkin turns from bright yellow to reddish-orange when ripe. Its flat, old-fashioned shape makes it great for decorating too!
- 15 seeds minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 100 days
- Direct sow ½-1” deep in full sun after last frost date when soil is at least 70F or start indoors 3-4 weeks before planting.
- Plant 4 seeds per hill; space hills 6’ apart
- Pumpkins should not be planted in soil where melons or cucumbers were recently grown.