Ornamental Squash Rouge Vif D'Etampes
Ornamental Squash 'Rouge Vif D'Etampes'
Few pumpkins can rival the beauty of this flaming, orange-red French variety. Also known as the Cinderella pumpkin, these gems resemble the pumpkin that Cinderella's fairy godmother transformed into her carriage. Almost exclusively used as a decoration, the flavor of this pumpkin is mild and can be used for soup.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 95-110 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct-sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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