FRENCH PUMPKIN Cinderella Bush Type
Cinderella is a bright reddish-orange pumpkin with flattened globes. Its flesh is very sweet and stores well for winter. It has compact vines ideal for smaller gardens. It is known in France as Rouge Vif D'Etampes. Approximately 100 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly in garden in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started in individual peat pots indoors or in the greenhouse 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Cover seeds with 1/2 to 3/4 inch fine soil well pressed down.
SPACING: Plant about 6 to 8 seeds per hill spacing hills 3 feet apart.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are about 4 inches tall carefully thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Rich, well drained soil in a sunny location, kept
fairly well watered is ideal for pumpkins. Avoid overwatering and
continual use of high-nitrogen fertilizers. Gather before frost leaving
part of stem attached. Cure fruit for one week in warm, dry spot.
Store long term in 45 to 55 degree area.