Makes the smoothest and most velvety pumpkin pie
Deep orange and slightly netted with sweet, tender flesh. Fruits are 6½ in. tall, 8 in. wide, average 6½ lbs. In The Compleat Squash, author Amy Goldman says, “Winter Luxury Pie makes the smoothest and most velvety pumpkin pie I've ever had.”Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo
Pie pumpkins are typically sweeter, smaller, and have a more fine-grained texture than larger jack-o-lantern pumpkins, which makes them perfect for cooking.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 100 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Pumpkins are quite frost tender and can't be planted until all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Don't put them out before the temperature reaches 65˚ F daily.
- Spring Transplant, Summer
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
Pumpkins are sprawling plants, notorious for taking up a lot of room; so do not plant them in the middle of the intensive garden. They occupy a lot less space if grown vertically on trellises or cages, but then of course they cast a considerable amount of shade. Generally it is best to plant them in hills at the edge of the garden and let them run off into unused space. The site of an old compost pile by a wire fence is perfect. Once established they can compete with almost any plant, so long as their roots are in good soil and they are well fed and watered.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 60°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don’t plant out until all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up and the temperature reaches 65° F daily (when the Apple trees blossom.)
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
The plants need an evenly moist soil for maximum productivity.
The best way to water Squash is with drip irrigation, or a soaker hose used near the soil, as wet foliage can easily lead to fungus diseases.
High nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous. Squash have a very vigorous root system, which may dig 6' underground in its search for nutrients.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet tender flesh. In The Compleat Squash, author Amy Goldman says, “Winter Luxury Pie makes the smoothest and most velvety pumpkin pie I've ever had.”