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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Jaune Gros de Paris'

Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima 'Jaune Gros de Paris'

Common name: pumpkin

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Jaune Gros de Paris'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

winter interest, fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita maxima 'Jaune Gros de Paris'"

Enormous, colorful fruit characterize 'Jaune Gros de Paris' pumpkins. This unique variety, hails from Paris and produces pinkish/yellow fruit that can weigh up to 100 pounds at maturity. These pumpkins are round, lightly ribbed and flattened at their tops. An excellent choice for pies, soups or other baked goods. Excellent for keeping. Maturity in 110-120 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Paris, France

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