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Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin (20-35 seeds) (SQ118) $3.00

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Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin

         
 
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(C. maxima) Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkin is a highly ornamental variety. Its stunning color and unique shape make it fit for a fairy tale. This classic heirloom was mentioned by famous French seed house, Vilmorin, as the most popular pumpkin in Parisian markets of the 1880s. The name translates to “Vivid red from Etampes” a nod to the medieval town just south of Paris where it was grown for market. W. Atlee Burpee was the first to introduce Rouge Vif D’Etampes to U.S. gardeners in 1883. The attractive shape and color make this a phenomenal decoration for autumn displays. More than just a pretty pumpkin, this variety is the standard for French soup stocks. The fruit can reach up to 20 pounds a piece and will store well, keeping nutritious squash on the menu all winter long.
 
Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 30
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Honestly
Location:
NASHVILLE, TN, United States
Date:
December 4, 2018
          4.0
 
Beautiful and tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous pumpkin, nice heft!

What are the cons? A bit stringy

Review:

Love this heirloom and I can see why the French grew it for centuries. Aside from its obvious beauty -- especially when stacked with other pumpkins on your porch -- I can taste why this pumpkin was treasured, saved and savored. At maturity it has a nice amount of golden, nutty flavored flesh and tasty seeds. Its a bit watery and stringy but since this was grown for soup making this makes sense. Key is how to prep it. First scrub then stab it with a knife all over for steam venting. Roast it whole and slow in a 325 F oven until just tender. Cool completely then scoop out seeds with a large spoon and scrape pulp into a cheesecloth/paper towel-lined colander to drain for several hours (you can put a plate with a big can on top of the flesh to speed this up). Then puree in batches in your blender or food processor. Freeze or use in a pumpkin (or butternut squash) soup recipe or instead of tomato sauce with spaghetti with garlic, bacon, herbs & Parm.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MizGreenJeans
Location:
Williamstown, KY, United States
Date:
November 22, 2018
          3.0
 
Pretty but not good for pies.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very decorative

What are the cons? Not very good for pies.

Review:

I grew two pumpkins from BC this year, this one and the Ling Pie pumpkin. After baking and scooping the winner is definitely the Long Pie. Much better texture: dense and firm and not stringy or watery. It has a more complex taste as well. The Rouge Vif D' Etampes flesh is lighter in color, stringy, watery, and rather bland. They're very pretty but I grow food to eat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gardener
Location:
High hills western New England, MA, United States
Date:
November 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Perfect pumpkins
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Dependable, delicious

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Our summer was exceedingly wet and very hot for this area, and where everything else in the garden suffered, these plants produced perfect pumpkins. I start them by seed inside in early spring. The 13.7 pound one will start with Thanksgiving pies! The flavor of these are also wonderful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JD
Location:
SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date:
October 3, 2018
          5.0
 
SoCal
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy & Beautiful

What are the cons? none

Review:

We had a milder than usual winter for 2018, I was able to put seeds in the ground sometime in January. Two plants produced 5 huge pumpkins that were ready in JUNE! I cut the vines back a bit and one of the plants re-grew vines and produced tow more smaller pumpkins. Gorgeous fruit! I would absolutely plant again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SueA
Location:
Sligo, Ireland
Date:
August 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Rave again
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Colour, taste, beauty

What are the cons? none

Review:

Had to review these Roughe De Etampes again. I grow them outside and this year was extremely dry and hot and the pumpkin dealt with it well growing huge stems around 20 ft long. Grew two plants and have 9 large fruit, just harvested one at 6.8kg. Lovely and tasty, keeps very well and if you have more than you can cope with it freezes well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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