Type of Plant: A medium size, eating pumpkin that was bred for a sweet, deep orange flesh.
Why I Love This Plant: I was pleased when the good people at Ball Seed sent me this pumpkin plant to try. We planted it in a sunny garden where we were also growing butternut squash. It grew along on its own, with no particular care for us other than watering once a week if it hadn’t rained.
I love the fact that the pumpkins are large but not huge. I cut one in half and baked one piece, scooping out the cooked flesh and freezing it for use later. The other half I used in an African Pumpkin Stew.
A Word to the Wise: Grow this and most other pumpkins in the ground, not a container. They take up a good deal of space, so place accordingly.
This pumpkin will be available in 2024 from Burpee Seeds.