Pumpkin Musquee de Provence
Pumpkin Musquee de Provence is a traditional French Pumpkin. They are a vigorous, trailing vines with attractive fruits that are well-ribbed and mature from dark-green to orange. They can reach up to 8 kg in weight and are delicious in winter.
Slugs can be problem at planting out when weather is wet and aim to sow when a warm period is forecast over 18-19C. Cool soils are problematic for germination.
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that. Note can be quite slow to germinate at low temperatures so pick a good week of higher temperatures.
Spacing – 80cm to 1m (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.