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  • Tours Pumpkin or Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash
  • Tours Pumpkin Winter Squash
 
  • Tours Pumpkin or Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash
  • Tours Pumpkin Winter Squash

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Tours Pumpkin or Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash (15 seeds) (SQ225) $2.75

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Tours Pumpkin or Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash

         
 
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(C. pepo) This tall decorative pumpkin hails from Tours, France. This is a historic variety that was first introduced in 1856, it is considered a great fodder pumpkin for feeding to cattle. Pumpkins are high in crude protein and moisture, making them a great addition to dry forage in cattle feed. The seeds of this pumpkin are some of the largest of any variety, they are perfect for roasting and they are an excellent candidate for pressing into oil. In olden days, Tours pumpkin seeds were considered medicinal and used to cure tapeworms. The fruits weigh to about 16-18 pounds and mature to a bright green with light green striping.
 
Tours Pumpkin or Citrouille De Touraine Winter Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
KatieD
Location:
Sprague River, OR, United States
Date:
September 18, 2017
          4.0
 
Give it LOTS of room
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy and productive

What are the cons? HUGE plant

Review:

Give this one LOTS of room. Normally my growing season is too short (60-85 days) for winter squash or pumpkins but I started these inside. Two plants took over a space 15x20. They climbed over fences and kept going. Very productive, and very robust. Biggest fruits are the size of a large watermelon but very light weight. The seeds are very hard to get out of the pith since they are more the consistency of cucumber seeds (soft). The fruits turn to a moldy mush very easy so harvest quickly. These were fun to grow, and I will probably do it again, just expect something more like zucchini rather than classic pumpkins.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bruni
Location:
Ashburn, VA, United States
Date:
December 4, 2015
          5.0
 
Best Pickling Squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Will not cook to mush!

What are the cons? Not suitable for pumkin pie!

Review:

In the fall of 2014 my mother visited from Germany. One evening she remembered her grandmother and mother growing a squash that made the best 'sweat and sour pickled pumpkin', a German favorite! All her life she searched for this 'pickling pumpkin'. Funny thing is that I love this German favorite. It is not available in US stores. Together we skewered the internet for pictures of squash and pumpkins to find it. We came to this website and she said that this might be it! To make a long story short, I grew two of these seeds this year. The yield was good. I pickled them this fall according to an old German recipe that she remembered as well. I just added fresh ginger to it for a little more spice. It came out absolutely perfect and so yummy. Golden yellow and with a bite like a half cooked raw potato. Exactly like it should be! Forget animal feed, you just need to know what to do with it! I did send her two jars of it for Christmas. It is the perfect squash for pickling!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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