A beautiful, flavorful, French pumpkin with vibrant, deep orange skin. This classic was inspiration for the coach in CinderellaÆs tale.
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.
Variety Info12"–24" diameter, 6" tall fruits weighing 15–20 pounds each. "Flattened" shape with deep ribs.
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.
RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.