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
Medium to Large pumpkins typically have an orange shell with creases from the stem to the bottom. Typically these types of pumpkins are stringy and generally only grown for use as jack-o-lanterns or decoration, although there are some varieties that can be stewed and canned or used in pies.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 110-120 (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 65Ż 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?
- Deep orange-red
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Steam or bake for soups or casseroles. Can be hollowed out to use a soup bowl or just for decorations