Aimers International Pumpkin Musquee de Provence Seed Packet
Musquee de Province Pumpkin. Heirloom vegetable. Variety originated in France. Fruit to 10kg (22lbs) shaped like a large heavily lobed cheese wheel. Skin turns from green to a beautiful rich brown colour when ripe. Flesh is deep orange with a smooth texture and very sweet taste. Dried seeds are great roasted too!
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Vining
Days to Emergence: 7 - 14
Days to Harvest 80 - 120
Height: 60 - 80cm (24 - 32in)
Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly outdoors from late May through early June 2.5cm (1in) deep in hills 2.4m (8ft) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Pumpkins do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. For competition sized pumpkins, allow only two pumpkins per plant to mature. Protect mature pumpkins from frost and cold temperatures.