New England Pie Pumpkin

100-105 days. Cucurbita pepo. AKA Small Sugar. An 1863 American heirloom, New England Pie is the best variety for small Jack-o-lanterns and pie making. It yields loads of 8" to 10" wide, bright orange Pumpkins weighing in at just five to eight pounds. Unsurpassed for use in pies, soups, stews and roasted vegetable platters, New England Pie has quintessential sweet, fine-grained, stringless, thick yellow flesh. (OP.)

One packet of about 15 seeds
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Easy to grow Pumpkins are best direct-sown in well-draining, fertile, 60°F soil, two weeks past the last spring frost date with plenty of room to ramble. To win a prize for size, incorporate massive amounts of compost and/or well-rotted manure into the patch. Ease up on watering towards maturity to avoid watery flesh. Harvest with a sharp knife, leaving 2" of stem when leaves wither or skin is hard enough to resist piercing with your thumbnail. Cure, leaving outdoors in the sun for ten days, or in a warm, dry room for four to five days, then store in a cool, dry place. Besides Jack-o-lanterns and pie with whipped cream, Pumpkin is big in world cuisine now: Italians adore Pumpkin-filled pasta. How about Basque soup with Cabbage, Garlic and dried Beans or an exotic and spicy Moroccan pork and Pumpkin tagine? Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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