Musquée de Provence Pumpkin Seeds


This packet sows up to 6 mounds.
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This old favorite of France will become your new favorite choice for soups and pies. A gorgeous, 8-20 lb. heirloom pumpkin, also known as 'Fairytale', it will be a conversation piece among your fall harvest display with its rich, terra-cotta color, and heavily lobed and ribbed skin. 'Musquée de Provence' is dense and meaty, with few seeds, mildly sweet, and exceptionally flavorful and smooth. More heat tolerant and more resistant to squash vine borers than other squash.
$2.49 2 grams

Botanical Name: Cucurbita moschata

Days to Maturity: 120 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern United States and Mexico

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 12' sprawling vines

Variety Information: 8–20 pound, ribbed, flattened green fruit that ripens to a rich terra-cotta color, with deep orange, thick, sweet flesh.

Attributes: Heat Tolerant, Squash Vine Borer Resitant

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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