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Dickinson Pumpkin (20-35 seeds) (SQ281) $3.00

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Dickinson Pumpkin

         
 
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(C. moschata) 100 days. A medium to large tan squash, weighing from 10-30 pounds or more. It is more or less oblong, tapering somewhat at the blossom end with slight flattened ribbing, firm skin and thick orange flesh. A long season variety that thrives in hot summers with warm nights and good moisture. The dry flesh is orange, sweet and of high quality. An excellent keeper that will store 5 months or longer. Grown by Elijah Dickinson, born in 1795, he brought the Dickinson pumpkin seeds to Eureka, Ill., from Kentucky in 1835. He didn’t know he was carrying with him the seeds of a million dollar pie pumpkin and one of the most valuable heirlooms in history. It is the backbone of the pie industry even today.
 
Dickinson Pumpkin
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chet
Location:
West Baden, IN, United States
Date:
January 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Great Pie
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great fun to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this pumpkin in 2015. It was a neighborhood hit weighing 52 pounds. It made 15 big pies - I would recommend anyone with room to grow this variety but be patient because it is a slow grower. It would do well in the south USA - loves hot humid nights.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kindred Acres
Location:
Clayton, NC, United States
Date:
January 21, 2019
          5.0
 
Outstanding
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? VERY meaty

What are the cons? NOTHING!

Review:

This vine whipped through TWO hurricanes, got flooded twice, and was overtaken with squash bugs BUT it STILL produced! Only one but one is better then none! And let me tell you, it is the most thick walled meaty pumpkin I have EVER grown! I couldn't even carve it with a typical pumpkin carving knife because it was too short to go all the way through! Deep orange and super juicy meat. I didn't get to cook/bake it yet but I did take a nibble of it raw and even raw I can tell it is much sweeter then most other pumpkins I've ever had. I will for SURE be growing this again. This is a homesteaders MUST HAVE. As for storage, I haven't tested the claim of 5 months or longer but we did make it to 4 1/2 months so close enough!! It stored perfectly for the 4 1/2 months we have had it in storage.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Yardener
Location:
Greenfield, OH, United States
Date:
January 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Large Pumpkin Substitute
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easier than Pumpkins

What are the cons? Not as sweet as hoped

Review:

I grew these as a space filler between our popcorn rows. I was surprised how large the fruit grew and they shrugged off the squash bugs. I would recommend placing the fruit on newspapers or something solid because the only damage we had from pests was from the soil. The fruit doesn't always have a nice flat bottom so you can stand up like a jack-o-lantern but the are extremely attractive. We did have one that could stand up on its own. There is more than enough flesh (meat) which was a great bonus. The meat was rather bland to us which just meant you had to do extra flavoring in recipes. We made a pie and one LARGE kettle of squash soup. We ended up adding more veggies to the soup to get a really good flavor. Overall, I am well pleased because of its performance in the garden, along with it's size and beauty. There is plenty of flesh to experiment with so I wouldn't hesitate to give this thing a try. It should do well at farmers markets

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sparkyde
Location:
Columbia, KY, United States
Date:
December 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Dickinson Pumpkins
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Makes very good pumpkin pies.

What are the cons? Most will not set on bottoms

Review:

Grows very large and long vines, but very good pumpkins. Had 4hills and about thirty pumpkins, A few did rot in the garden. Fed several to the cows and they liked them too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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Jennifer from Northern NYS
Location:
THREE MLE BAY, NY, United States
Date:
November 29, 2018
          4.0
 
OK
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting history

What are the cons? Better Varieties are available

Review:

This is an interesting squash, and plants with well known and old histories are fun to know about and try growing in your own garden. However, it's a C. moschata, which everyone knows is a butternut squash, and there are better eating squashes like those out there. If I grow pumpkins for pies, I'll go with Winter Luxury the next time. It's been my go to pumpkin for years and while it's fun to take a flyer every once in awhile, I'll leave this one to Libbys. :) The plants grew well and had no pests. I didn't grow many, maybe four all together, and ended up with several large squash, several mediums, and a couple that didn't reach maturity . Ended up with maybe 8 squash all together. It was dry this year, and I never watered the plants at all, after planting the seeds in a heavily composted area that had ten year old landscape fabric (Dewitt Sunbelt, the stuff lasts forever) on it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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