True Pumpkin

$ 16.50

This variety is part of our Treasures of the Conservatory collection.

The real Potimarron was selected in our Conservatory in the 1980s from a batch of small pumpkins of all colors received from the island from Hokkaido.

Everyone loves it for its dark yellow-orange flesh, thick, tender seeds, sweet, which has a very distinct taste of chestnut puree. Its skin is so thin that it is useless to peel it.

A wealth of vitamins, minerals and trace elements make it an anti-deficiency food for the winter.

A velouté, pie, mash, gratin. Excellent conservation.

Beware of commercial pumpkins which are almost all F1 Hybrids and have nothing to do with the original Hokkaido strain .

Sowing: April to May

15 seeds approximately

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True Pumpkin – Heirloom Seeds / Rare seeds

Sowing: April to May

Harvest: September to October

Cucurbit seeds are sensitive to low temperatures! You can sow the seeds by open ground around mid-May, after the frosts (after the Ice Saints). Prepare a well loosened soil, and after enriching it with manure or compost, dig a hole 2 cm deep every 1.20 m, sow 2-3 seeds in each hole, cover lightly with soil and tamp. Water in fine rain. Keep moist until first leaves appear approx. 10 days later. Prune your plants above 3 to 4 leaves. Each flower will give a fruit. Avoid watering the foliage so as not to create too much humidity responsible for powdery mildew (fungi). You can advance your crop by sowing in April (no more than 2 to 3 weeks before transplanting!) in pots of potting soil 1/3 manure or compost, 2 to 3 seeds per bucket, to be stored at 18-20° minimum! It is advisable to mulch to keep the soil moist and space out weeding.

about 15 seeds

Additional information

Weight 0.04 lbs


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