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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Winter Luxury Pie'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter Luxury Pie
Additional cultivar information: (aka Livingstone's Pie)

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Pumpkin (winter)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)
7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Angel_D On Jul 2, 2008, Angel_D from Quincy, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

DH and I are growing this pumpkin this year. So far it is doing fantastic! I'll try to post more later in the season, along with some pictures.

Update on Nov 15 - we only managed to get a few mature pumpkins off the vines in August before a squash bug army devoured the plants (along with our other squash plants). We had these planted at a community garden so we weren't on hand regularly to attempt fending the squash bugs off.

I'll update again later when I've had a chance to cook with them. I'm in the middle of baking them and processing them into puree. I'll post again once I've actually used them in cooking. I hope they're worth it, because processing them is a lot of work!

Positive summiteer On Jan 18, 2007, summiteer from Summit, NY wrote:

I grew Winter Luxury pumpkins in the far northern Catskill Mtns. of upstate NY for more than a decade. It is my favorite pumpkin. I garden at a 2,500 ft. elevation in a locale with only 65 sure frost free days. Winter Luxury is a great baking pumpkin, makes terrific pumpkin cheesecake, pies, puddings, muffins, and pancakes. I rate it up there with old fashioned Buttercup winter squash for good eating, and is worth the space if you have it.
Winter Luxury is only a middling keeper but requires a long season and some warm nights to mature well. I coddle them and keep row coverings handy come late August. In my short season growing environment I must set out plants or I won't get pumpkins.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 22, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A pie pumpkin.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Quincy, Illinois
Jacksonville, Texas

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