Pumpkin : Cinderella's Carriage
Antique fairytale variety with excellent carving potential
Glowing red-orange, these large and beautiful antique French pumpkins have a wonderful flattened shape with deep rounded lobes just like a fairy tale illustration.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.