Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin
95 days (C. maxima)
A most beautiful flattened and ribbed large fruit. The Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkins are a gorgeous deep red-orange.
A very old French Heirloom, this was the most common pumpkin in the Central Market in Paris back in the 1880's. The flesh is tasty in pies or baked. This one can also be picked small, like summer squash, and fried . It is a good yielder too.
Contains 15 heirloom seeds
I ordered this variety, first year growing pumpkins and the plants are large and beautiful! They seem to be withstanding our texas heat well too.
This pumpkin is something out of a storybook. Big, vigorous vines withstood the harsh Texas sun to yield this glorious squatty prize. Next year, I’ll start the seeds in April, instead of February, and provide it with more shade. This one was ready mid July, and I would have been able to store it, but the surface suffered some damage. South Central Texas.