Pumpkin Musquée de Provence Seeds
Info: Pumpkin `Musquée de Provence` is an outstanding variety, beautiful and of excellent flavour. It produces large semi flat scallop type fruits, which weigh up to 10 kg. Its skin turns from green to a greyish golden brown on maturity and the thick flesh has a dense orange colour and is of excellent flavour. In France, cut wedges are sold in supermarkets and farmers` markets for cooking.
Sowing & cultivation: Pumpkin plants need a lot of space as creeping plants and a good nutrient supply. The soil should therefore be profound and nutritious. From mid-May can be sown directly into the open field. Depending on the variety a plant needs up to 2m² of space. Abundant irrigation is very important, especially in the beginning. A typical pumpkin problem are snails. Try as protection a thick ring of sawdust around the young plant. It should be fertilized with a few horns, four weeks later with full fertilizer. The harvest begins in September and lasts until the frost.
Distances: 1,5-2m row distance, in the row approx. 1m.
|Botanical name||Curcubita pepo|
|Sowing||from March indoors, from May outdoors|
|Location||sunny, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Height||60 - 100 cm|