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Porcelain Doll Pumpkin

Cucurbita maxima 'Porcelain Doll'

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Porcelain Doll Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima 'Porcelain Doll') at Roger's Gardens

Porcelain Doll Pumpkin fruit

Porcelain Doll Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A delicious and eye catching variety; a fully vining selection that produces large, squared and deeply ribbed pink pumpkins; thick, sweet orange flesh, perfect for baking into pies, roasted or cooked into soups; seeds can be roasted for a delicious snack

Edible Qualities

Porcelain Doll Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large peach round fruit with salmon 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:

  • Cooking
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Porcelain Doll Pumpkin will grow to be about 24 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.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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