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Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin organic

€3,50 EUR

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin is a French heirloom producing large spherical bright red ribbed fruits, flattened, often bumpy, of about 40cm in diameter and weighing up to 20 kg. The flesh is orange-yellow and quite thick. This is an early pumpkin variety that will come very handy for making soups.

Scientific Name: cucurbita maxima

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots. Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants