Pumpkin : Cinderella's Carriage
Antique fairytale variety with excellent carving potential
Renee's Garden imports seed for this big gorgeous heirloom pumpkin from its original French breeder who maintains the best centuries old strain, still beloved In European markets. Cinderella's Carriage is our name for this large, thick fleshed selection that looks exactly like the original in old-fashioned illustrations of the magical fairy tale coach. The 18 to 35 pound, deep orange-red fruits are fattened and deeply lobed, and their vivid color glows among the lush vines as they ripen in celebration of fall.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita maxima
The first ﬂowers to appear will be males and won’t produce any fruit. These will soon be followed by the female ﬂowers, which can be identified by what looks like a tiny fruit behind them. If these are fertilized the fruit will swell within 4 or 5 days.
If the temperature is very cool (below 50˚ F) the females may not be pollinated and the tiny ‘fruit’ will drop off. It is quite easy to hand pollinate, but this is rarely necessary.