Musquee de Provence Squash
- Fruits grow up to 20 pounds
- Deep orange flesh is dense and flavorful
- Does not tolerate cold
- Winter squash for storage
- 110 days
(C. moschata) (aka Potiron Bronze de Montlhéry) An historic cheese pumpkin from the South of France, available in the U.S. as early as 1895 from Vaughan's Seed Store in Chicago. Gorgeous squashes, up to 20 pounds in weight, look like wheels of cheese, and ripen from green to burnt sienna. Deep orange flesh is dense and of superb table quality. Very long shelf life. Intolerant of cold. 110 days.
Learn to Grow Musquee de Provence 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
These seeds sat in their packet a few years before I got around to planting them. These plants spread over a vast area and produced numerous dense, heavy fruit that was beautiful. They make great decorations in the fall around the house and keep well into winter if you plan on eating them. We used them in soups and in recipes as you would use butternut squash. Note: the leaves will have patchy white spots on them that resemble powdery mildew or a fungus. I discovered that this is normal for the leaves of this plant. I highly highly recommend this plant both as decorative fall piece as well as a great keeper that will last long into winter.
Wow wow and wow!
These are huge and prolific and the vines on ours were well over 20 feet in length. Leaves have lighter green to white spotting.. We thought we had killed it as it took a while to get started. The fruits are still mostly green so will likely process as soon as we can. By the weight of each fruit I would say we will have lots to work with. 4 stars as we have not tasted it yet.