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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Cinderella's Carriage'

Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo 'Cinderella's Carriage'

Common name: pumpkin

also known as (marrow, autumn pumpkin, autumn squash, common gourd, courgette, field pumpkin, melon pumpkin, pomion, summer pumpkin, Summer Squash, vegetable marrow, vegetable spaghetti, Winter Squash, yellow-flowered gourd, zucchini)

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Cinderella's Carriage'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Cinderella's Carriage'"

'Cinderella's Carriage' pumpkins are imported from the original French breeders for the big gorgeous heirloom pumpkins they provide. This centuries-old cultivar is still beloved in European markets. 'Cinderella's Carriage' is named for the large, thick-fleshed fruits that look exactly like the original in old-fashioned illustrations of the magical fairy tale coach. The 18 to 35 pound, deep orange-red fruits are flattened and deeply lobed, and their vivid color glows among the lush vines as they ripen in celebration of fall. These big, plump beauties need to mature properly before harvest. Wait to pick until their rinds are fully colored and tough enough to resist piercing with a fingernail and vines have dies back. Cut from vines, leaving good stem handles. Let them cure for 10 days in the sun, then store in a cool dry place and they'll keep for months. Steam or bake the rich orange flesh for baked goods, soups or casseroles. Or hollow out the inside and use the ornamental pumpkin whole as a show-stopping serving dish for soup or stew. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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