Rouge Vif d'Etampes Squash

Cucurbita maxima | SKU: 0411
1 Reviews
$3.25 to $130.00
  • Bright red-orange fruit
  • Flattened fruits with wide ribs
  • Fruits grow to 20 pounds
  • Winter squash
  • 95 days

$3.25 to $130.00

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(C. maxima) (aka Bright Red Etampes, Cinderella) Beautiful French pumpkin introduced in the United States by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883; documented by Vilmorin the same year. Very flattened red-orange fruit with wide ribs, weighs up to 20 pounds. Favored by French chefs for rich soup stock. 95 days.

Learn to Grow Rouge Vif d'Etampes 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.

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Long vines, mild flavor

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I am on my third year with this pumpkin. I keep getting it because it grows so well. The pumpkins are shaped and colored beautifully and make great soups. The pumpkin pies I make don’t taste very “pumpkin”ey, but they are very good. This plant vines like crazy. I have it grow up a trellis and the pumpkins hang and grow without needing any support. At a certain point I snip the ends of those vines. I also have it grow out across a large mulched area and it just grows and grows. It keeps setting fruit until the end of the season if you let it... young ones can be cooked like summer squash.