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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'

Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo, 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'

Common name: pumpkin

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
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Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'"

Cucurbita pepo 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' is a Cinderella-type pumpkin grown for over one hundred years for its rich orange color and distinctive ribbing. 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' fruits have few seeds and vary in size from 5-40 lbs. More for decoration than eating. Planting depth: .5-1 inch. Days to germination: 5-7 days. 130-160 days to maturity.

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