(C. maxima) This legendary and delicious pumpkin from Peru and Bolivia has superior and gourmet flavor and texture. This ancient warted squash is believed to be the parent of historic varieties such as Buen Gusto de Horno and Marina di Chioggia squash. It is likely that this Native variety was brought to Spain and contributed to many other varietals. A big, delicious pumpkin with indigenous roots in South America.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2-1 inch
- Plant Spacing: 18-36"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Cucurbita maxima
Growing Tips: Direct seed, or set out transplants after last frost date. Don’t let transplants become rootbound; don't disturb roots while transplanting. Needs rich soil. Harvest when rinds become very hard.