Trying to identify pumpkin variety(ies)
I think you are looking at Rupps seed Catalog. I will
forward you note to the pumpkin mailing list for
support. You can view the responses via this url
Hey list, do you know of this type of pumpkin? Sounds
like a squash.
--- Tony and Julie Howell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> hello - a few years back i bought a pumpkin from
> an old gentleman at
> the farmers market that had a brownish or tanish
> color to the skin. it
> wasn't the usual bright orange-skinned pumpkins i'd
> bought before. he
> said it would make wonderful pies (which it did).
> when i cut it open
> the flesh was a dark, rich red-orange; cutting into
> the pumpkin was very
> easy and mashing the cooked meat was REALLY easy;
> it mashed up with a
> potato masher rather than having to use a food
> processor like i'd had to
> do with the "jack-o-lantern" type pumpkins. the
> next year, when i went
> to buy more of these pumpkins, the old gentleman
> wasn't there.
> i've since had to find my "special" pumpkins by
> driving as far north as
> waycross, georgia, or getting them in north carolina
> when we've been on
> vacation in the fall. i plant the seeds and they've
> grown and produced
> a few pumpkins, but the pumpkins are not usually as
> large as their
> "parents". i don't know if trying to grow them in
> our extended florida
> heat and rainy season has any effect on that or not.
> i'm also not sure
> how many pumpkins will grow on each vine.
> for years all i've been able to get from people as
> far as the names of
> these pumpkin varieties is: cow pumpkins, field
> pumpkins or
> not very
> exact. i've had even less success trying to find a
> company that
> actually sells the seeds for my "preferred"
> having seen on one of the state university web sites
> (i think) some
> information about pumpkin varieties and companies
> with seeds, i was
> encouraged by the mention of your company having
> some pumpkins with
> skins of "oak brown" and "unique brown" coloring.
> i apologize for this message being so long. i hope
> you will answer. of
> all the companies and "gardening sites" as i've
> written to about my
> search for this special type of pumpkin, i've never
> had ANYONE respond
> to my questions. i'd really like to find a company
> that knows what i'm
> talking about and can provide good seeds for the
> kind of pumpkins i like
> to grow!
> thank you,
> julie thames howell, jacksonville, florida
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