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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Citrouille De Tourraine'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Citrouille De Tourraine
Additional cultivar information: (aka French Tours)

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Type:
Pumpkin (winter)

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:
Light Green

Size:
35 to 100 pounds (16 to 45 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 13, 2009, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Baker Creek: "This old French squash was described in 1856 by Charles Naudin, who was a Paris plant collector and small seed dealer. Bears very beautiful, tall, round, keg-shaped fruits with pale green rinds that are marked with dark green lines and marbling. A huge and pretty old squash that is said to reach weights of over 100 lbs, but usually quite a bit smaller. In 19th century Europe, this squash was grown to feed cattle. Young fruit are good fried, and larger fruit make great decorations and feed for most livestock. Very rare variety with very large seeds. "



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