What are the pros? Good Looking
What are the cons? Size on the smaller side
For summer of 2014 I decided to switch to heirloom pumpkins for baking and food products. I tried this variety due to the look of the pumpkin along with its outstanding flavor.
I have to say that these did quite well planted with the Dickinson.
The pumpkins bake and process well and are of high quality for pies, breads, soups and jams.
Don't be deceived by the light buff color when they are ready to be picked as they will turn a little darker as they cure off the vine. Pick when your finger nail dents the skin, but does not puncture.
I then let them lay in the yard after cutting off the vine for about a week or 2 and then wash them with one part bleach to 10 parts water and dry. They then set on porch curing till November 5.
Squash bugs were the only pest issue I had, but that is something I have always had an issue with.
In the end out of 4 major vines we had about 40 pounds of picked pumpkins.
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