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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: 32
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

96.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Grover
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
February 18, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy growing and great tasting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

These pumpkins grew without any effort on my part. I direct sowed around July 1st and they were ready for use from late October through Thanksgiving. Each pumpkin made 3 delicious pies!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joybilee Farm
Location:
Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada
Date:
February 9, 2019
          5.0
 
A pumpkin for cold gardens
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy vines, good keeper

What are the cons? Only 1 fruit

Review:

I grew this last year in my mountain garden. I usually can't get squash to set because of our cold nights. We can get frost any day of the year. I planted this on May 24th in a paddock that housed sheep the winter before. We had our first frost on September 5th. I got only one mature fruit from one vine, but it was 52 pounds and gave us 26 pounds of deep orange, sweet pumpkin puree. This is the first pumpkin I've been able to mature in my garden in 15 years. I also planted a scallop squash and Zucchino Rampicante Squash. But none of their flowers set in our cold nights. I did plant all the seeds in the package but only one of the vines had a Rouge Vif Etampes pumpkin. I had orange fruits from some of the other vines but they weren't the right shape and all were soft skinned, watery, and possibly not mature when harvested. I also have success with Costata Romanesco Squash here. But most squash won't set fruit in my cold mountain summers. I was very pleased with this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

17 out of 17 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

5 out of 5 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

3 out of 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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