Pacific Northwest Grown,
Open Pollinated, and Organic Seed

Pumpkin, Pie Pumpkin Party (Organic)

$3.80$60.00

Cucurbita pepo. 80-90 days.

We searched high and low for open pollinated pie pumpkins and were amazed at how few varieties we could get our hands on. After months of scouring the internet and the Seed Savers Exchange, we had 11 varieties, including several heirlooms that came with no description or info beyond the name. We decided to grow them all together, letting them cross freely, and this is the result – a Pie Pumpkin Party! Fruit have your typical pie pumpkin color and shape, varying in size from 2-7 lbs. Some have slight netting on the skin similar to Winter Luxury. Each variety passed a taste test before contributing seeds to the party. There were some definite flavor and texture variations, but all make excellent pie; Early Sweet Sugar Pie even won the annual Caughlin Pumpkin Pie Contest. Parents include Big Red California Sugar, Hondo Small Sugar Pumpkin, New England Sugar Pie, Paarman Sugar Pumpkin, Winter Luxury, Early Sweet Sugar Pie, and more, along with Cinnamon Girl PMR F1. This is a collaborative breeding project with Keegan Caughlin of Taproot Growers and we’re excited to see where it goes!

Seed produced by Taproot Growers in Springfield, Oregon.

Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6 ft wide rows. Be careful not to disturb the tap roots When transplanting. Also can be direct sown in May when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover to protect them from insects and frost while plants are young.

Seed Saving

To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the ripe fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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