On Jan 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This one is also sold as the New England Pie . About 100 days it is generally described as "...an early, productive, general purpose variety. Excellent texture and flavor for canning and pies."
It is small (6-10 lbs) and not generally suitable as Halloween pumpkin. As a kid in Virginia most folks grew Green Striped Cushaw for pies, but we have a neighbor from Pennsylvania who always grew 'New England Pie' pumpkins. They yield relatively well, but I prefer the Cushaw as a pie pumpkin.
On Dec 1, 2004, suzy_qu3 from East Chatham, NY wrote:
This variety grew very well. I wouldn't say that they were that great for pies. The pie I made was just OK. Most commercial "pumpkin" in the can is another squash anyway. Only one was big enough to carve.
On Oct 18, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have ordered seeds for this pumpkin. According to the vendor's website, this is the pie pumpkin, although the larger specimens can also be carved for Halloween. The vigorous vine grows well on a trellis or other support, and produces a number of 5-8 pound fruits. Eating quality is excellent." 95 days.
I'll update after growing it in spring.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: