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Musquee de Provence Pumpkin

Cucurbita moschata 'Musquee de Provence'

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Musquee de Provence Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata 'Musquee de Provence') at Roger's Gardens

Musquee de Provence Pumpkin fruit

Musquee de Provence Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Winter Squash

Description:

A vigorous vining variety showcases lovely squashes that are must have for fall displays and kitchens; produces 6lb, oblate squashes with salmon colored skin and blue-green mottling; thick, sweet and nutty flesh, ideal for stuffing, roasting and baking

Edible Qualities

Musquee de Provence Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces salmon round fruit mottled with bluish-green and gold flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste and a fleshy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves

Planting & Growing

Musquee de Provence Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches 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 selected variety of a species not originally from North America, 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.

 
 
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