This larger variety of pumpkin can be easily recognized from the classic movie, Cinderella. This pumpkin has a flattened shape with deep ribs, weighing around 25-35 lbs. This pumpkin is moderately sweet with a rough skin making it great for baking or canning or just as a fall decoration.
How to Grow Cinderella Pumpkins
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Days to Maturity: 115-120
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: Warmer, well drained
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: 1"
- Plant Space: 18"
- Row Spacing: 4'
- Pests/disease: Squash bugs, cucumber beetles
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 113 seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 462 seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 1,800 seeds
This well known for variety is best to be planted in late April early march when the frost has come and gone and the weather is beginning to warm up. It is important to keep the surrounding area of the plants well mowed, as well as keep the fruits well ventilated and water for best possible crop yield. Given this variety can grow up to 18" in diameter it is important to leave a wider area of space between plants so the vines have room to spread.