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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Long Island Cheese'

Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata 'Long Island Cheese'

Common name: pumpkin

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Photo credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Long Island Cheese'

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

winter interest, fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita moschata 'Long Island Cheese'"

A great tasting pie squash, with an odd name is 'Long Island Cheese'. This variety was first introduced in 1807 and derives its name from its resemblence to cheese wheels that were popular in that era. This East Coast heirloom, is recognized by its flattened, deeply ribbed, buff colored skin and known for its sweet tasting orange flesh. A great keeper that produces six to 12 pound pumpkins. Maturity in 90-100 days. Edited by S. Derr

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