Cinderella Pumpkin Seeds


This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
5 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Popular in Paris in the 1880s, and introduced to the U.S. in 1883, this remarkable French heirloom, also known as 'Rouge Vif d'Étampes' ('vivid red of Étampes"), is deeply ridged, 12"–24" across, and weighs 15–20 pounds. It's a terrific decoration whether carved or not. Moderately sweet; perfect for baking and canning. The inspiration for the carriage in the charming fairy tale, your kids will be delighted to grow Cinderella's coach. Plants tolerate heat and humidity.
$2.99 3 grams (~9 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima

Days to Maturity: 110 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 10' vines

Variety Information: 12"–24" diameter, 6" tall fruits weighing 15–20 pounds each. "Flattened" shape with deep ribs.

Attributes: Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant after your average last frost date, when weather is warm and settled.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: When several leaves, thin to 1 –2 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest pumpkins before the first fall frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 3"–4" of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin may rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Ideally, cure at 80°-85°F and 80–85% humidity or a warm, sunny spot with good air circulation for 1 to 2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

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Cinderella Pumpkin Seeds Reviews

5 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
These always come up reliably and are really fun to grow. They can get pretty big and have a beautiful deep orange color when ripe. The shape is interesting too. Have one on the vine now that's about a foot wide. Once the pumpkin starts growing, they grow fast.
Cindy from CA

Dream come true

5 out of 5 stars Nov 9, 2019
When I saw your seed packet in the garden store I visualized a huge patch of beautiful pumpkins. Ten seeds turned into about 20 pumpkins. The biggest one went from tiny to 45lbs in 20 days. They have been decorating the house for months now.
Dave Spoelstra from CA

Love These

5 out of 5 stars Oct 18, 2020
Out of all the squashes these did the best. We were able to harvest 5 huge yummy pumpkins.
Anika from CO


5 out of 5 stars May 16, 2022
100% germination and healthy, vibrant vines so far. Looking forward for at least one if not more lovely pumpkins to both eat and/or decorate with come fall.
lisa b from CA

Fairytale pumpkin come to life!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2022
My hens got at the vine early on so I thought it was a goner and ignored it. The vines surprised me by growing longer and longer despite my neglect until one day when I looked over my fence that divides my property from a creek below to see how long it had gotten, and there sitting on the bank, was the most gorgeous pumpkin I've ever seen! It is the deepest orange and whimsically shaped, and it is about a foot and a half wide no less! It is now sitting proudly on my front porch. I'm definitely growing this next year and taking better care of it so I can get more of these gorgeous gourds.
Kelsey from OR

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