Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'
Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin fruit
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Cinderella Pumpkin
Group/Class: Winter Squash
A stunning heirloom variety that produces unique looking and delicious pumpkins; flat, striking scarlet-orange pumpkins with deep ridges, grow upwards of 20lbs each; retains a lovely sweet flavor that is perfect for soups, pies and roasting
Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large orange round fruit with scarlet overtones and orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste.
The fruit are most often used in the following ways:
Planting & Growing
Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selection of a native North American species, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.