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
Alternate Growing Options
To grow giant fruits plant several seeds in a hill made from almost pure compost and thin to the best plant. Feed weekly with manure tea or fish emulsion and only allow one fruit to develop on each plant. You could allow three to grow if you just want big ones for your own use. This is how they grow the giant Pumpkins.
You can train the vigorous climbing varieties along a wire fence to make a deciduous screen.
Winter Squash are the third sister (the others are Corn and Beans) in this Native American polyculture.