A traditional variety from southern France, the Musquee de Provence are gorgeous pumpkins shaped like a wheel of cheese. The skin of this squash is a beautiful, rich brown color when ripe and the flesh is deep orange, thick and very fine flavored – fruits grow to 20 lbs. Pure European seeds. (120 days)
Grow winter squash and pumpkins in very rich soil, amended with manure, compost or other rich source of plant nutrients. Plant in rows, 5 to 8 feet in both directions, sowing one seed for every 6 to 12 inches. May also plant in hills, 5 seeds per hill, with the hills 6 to 8 feet apart, thinning to three plants.
Full sun, ample moisture and insect control when necessary should allow good production from these vigorous plants. Harvest in autumn when skins are too tough to be easily punctured with a thumbnail.