Long Island Cheese Squash

Cucurbita moschata | SKU: 1050A
3 Reviews
$3.75 to $66.00
  • Organic
  • Sweet, deep orange flesh
  • Flattened, ribbed, buff-colored fruits grow to 6-12 pounds
  • Good keeper
  • Winter squash
  • 90-100 days

$3.75 to $66.00

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Item Details

(C. moschata) East Coast historic variety long remembered as a great pie squash by people in New York and New Jersey. Mentioned as early as 1806 by Bernard McMahon of Philadelphia. Named for its resemblance to a wheel of cheese. Flattened, ribbed, buff-colored pumpkins average 6-12 pounds. Sweet deep orange flesh. Good keeper. 90-100 days.

Learn to Grow Long Island Cheese Squash

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

Ratings & Reviews

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great for baking


Easy to grow. I love to use this pumpkin in baking. Very mild flavor. Freezes wonderfully. Long Island Cheese Pumpkins have been a staple in my garden for over 15 years.

Sweet, productive, and great flavor


A staple in my garden every year. they are great for pies, breads, or just eating with a little seasoning on them. the flesh is pretty watery so If you bake with them back off on the water amount listed in your recipe. They keep very well. It's the end of March and I have 7 in the basement still. I have neighbors and friends who request a few at the end of every season to bake with.

Tough Plants


Stood up to bug and disease pressure in the field as well as temps in the nineties. I planted these along with Flat White Boer Ford pumpkins and the white pumpkins ended up dead and only one rotten pumpkin. However these Long Island Cheese type look just fine and gave us several pumpkins. I can't believe the difference between pumpkins, but this one truly outshines the rest.