What are the pros? Beautiful shape
What are the cons? Huge Massive Vines took up spa
I was so pleased with the Rouge Vif d'entempes. I only wanted to grow one of each species of squash (I.E. C. maxima, C. moschata, C. pepo) to be able to seed save, for my C. maxima, I chose this, it was so beautiful in the garden, massive red wheels of pumpkin, the vines grew easily over 20ft, despite being a space hog they yielded well, my only complaint which is really my own fault is that several were "sampled" on by two local porcupines limiting my storable yield. I also had a freak frost at about 95days so although all pumpkins were orange/red I'm sure several more weeks would have done them good. Really, for a big, gorgeous pumpkin, 95 days doesn't seem unreasonable. If you only grow ONE, this is a great choice! Also, I've made pie, muffins and soup with my pumpkins, it has the most velvety, rich consistency after roasting, not stringy or watery. It was delicious.
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