The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Cucurbita maxima. This antique French heirloom, popular in the 1800's has flat shiny red-orange fruits with narrow deep ribbed sections and rough, bumpy skin. These can grow up to 40lbs and are beautiful and decorative. The flesh (rich in vitamin A) is flavorful and great for cooking and pies. The large seeds are good for toasting, and a good source of protein and vitamin B.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
|Full Sun||70+ F||Rich, fertile||Once a week, or as needed. Avoid overwatering or watering leaves.|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
Common Diseases and Pests
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