Winter Squash: Pumpkin Types

This group all tends to produce large fruited types great for fairs and stock feed but eating quality may not be the greatest on some. Vines  can get quite large and cover huge areas. All are 

C. maxima  and have a tough time with vine borers.

Big Max

Big Max- 100 days-   Not huge like Atlantic Giant, but produces large (up to 200 pound) fruits that are a deep, rich red-orange.  While people call this a pumpkin, we only put varieties that are C. pepo  in the pumpkin classification in our catalog.  Pkt. $1.50

Casper

Casper- - 95 days - White skinned pumpkin shape, good for painting.  Many soils will cause this one to take on a bluish cast. Pkt. $2.50

Gialla Mammoth

Gialla Mammoth - 100 days -  Large, very fleshy fruits that are deep orange on the outside and paler orange inside.  99% chance the same as Mammoth King.  $2.00 Certified Organic Seeed

Mammoth King

Mammoth King - 100 days - C. maxima  Jess Reil of South Dakota contacted us searching for this old Gurney variety he remembered from his childhood.  I too had remembered growing it, but had lost seed.  There was a packet in my friend, Tom Knoche’s, freezer storage that I inherited.  Even though the packet was almost 30 years old, Jess was able to get a crop and we are happy to get it back into circulation again.  Fruits can get to 60 lbs and are thick fleshed.  Works great for stock feed as well.  Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Rouge V’if D’Etampes

Rouge V’if D’Etampes- 100 days- Listed here, though most companies now list it as Cinderella under pumpkins.  There was already a pumpkin with that name, therefore we will keep this very old French pumpkin/squash with its proper scientific classification.  Fruits can weigh up to 50 pounds and are flattened orange-red.  Pkt. $2.50

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