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"CINDERELLA" French Pumpkins

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Well we got our first frost a couple of day’s ago which wilted the leaves on our pumpkins so we decided to harvest them. The vine almost took over our whole garden so we kept it trimmed back and ended up with 6 pumpkins. They ranged from 23.1 lbs 15” across to a whopping 33 lbs 17” across. The wife is going to make pumpkin puree to make custard and pies. We should have enough to last quite a while…... Thanks for looking

-- Max "Desperado"



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MsDebbieP

14670 posts in 2570 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 654 days ago

that’s awesome
and aren’t they pretty!!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 654 days ago

I just love pumpkins! Look at the beautiful colour! You are going to have some delicious custard and pies. Actually there are lots of desserts you can make from pumpkins. Enjoy!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 654 days ago

We had never heard or seen this variety of Pumpkin before. They are a bright yellow color while they are growing and then turn the deep orange..

-- Max "Desperado"

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1832 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 654 days ago

What an attractive pumpkin and edible too! I have never noticed this pumpkin before so I went to the ””All About Pumpkins site and this is what I found:

“Cinderella Pumpkins are a unique French heirloom whose correct name is “Rouge vif D’Etampes”. The source of their nickname it that they resemble the pumpkin that Cinderella’s fairy godmother transformed into a carriage. This pumpkin is recorded as having been the variety cultivated by the Pilgrims and served at the second Thanksgiving dinner. This is our favorite pumpkin variety. There is something magical about them. Cinderellas make a delightful decorative accent for the fall season, but additionally their flavor is good for any pie or winter squash recipe.”

It sounds delicious so I am going to look for seeds to try this heirloom next year. Thanks for posting your beautiful harvest!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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sharad

1620 posts in 1787 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 654 days ago

Very attractive looking pumpkins. Recently we had this in our market but not sure if it is Cinderella. I will post a picture when I next get it. I have saved the seeds and will try them next season. Robin, thanks for the link.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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justjoel

1058 posts in 1950 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 653 days ago

Beautiful! I’m going to try this one next year (for my six-year old daughter, of course).

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Max

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posted 653 days ago

@Radicalfarmergal, Thank you for the information. Interesting pumpkin site.

@sharad, They are nice looking, we are going to plant them again next year.

@justjoel, Make sure you have lots of room these really spread out more than others that I have planted.

-- Max "Desperado"

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justjoel

1058 posts in 1950 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 653 days ago

Yes, good advice as my Musquee de Provence, another very similar French heirloom pumpkin, spread out quite a bit too.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Bon

7374 posts in 2349 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 649 days ago

What a nice looking harvest Max.Well done.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Max

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posted 649 days ago

@Bon, We thought so also. There are still two more in the garden ripening up.. Hopefully they will make it before a hard freeze. If not we will bring them in and sit them in a sunny spot to ripen.

-- Max "Desperado"

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