This ‘Curcubita maxima’ seems comfortable nestled in this over flowing pot of Scoth moss draped in a swag of garnet colored Chrysanthemums I placed in the garden today. The ‘Musquee de Provence’ pumpkin originates from the south of France and is one of the most highly prized pumpkins by Chefs around the globe. Its orange, sweet and fleshly pulp makes the best of pies! It matures in approximately 110 days and its 25 to 30 pound weight makes it manageable in the garden. As with all pumpkins, it is wise to give it plenty of real estate so it can stretch out its long lanky vines. It is also called the Cinderella pumpkin from the shape of the fairytale carriage that wisked Cinderella away just seconds before midnight. Happy fall harvesting and I’ll see you around the garden.
Photo credit: Mike Brown