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Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Amish Pie'

Cucurbita maxima

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Amish Pie
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Type:

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Cream

Yellow

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Macminnville, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 26, 2009, JeffAW from Mcminnville, OR wrote:

The fruit does tend to have an apple shape, but some of mine came out rounded. None topped 25 lbs., but this may not be a bad thing. As noted on some catalog sites, the flesh is thick. Cutting through a large specimen should be done carefully. A very strong and sharp knife is a must, but a meat cleaver might be a better option. One squash will give you a lot of meat to work with. I found the cooked meat to be a little more "squashy" in flavor and aroma (along the lines of an acorn squash) than I would have expected from a large squash. This will be the mainstay of my squash/pumpkin pie crop from now on.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Given to James Robinson by an Amish gardener in Maryland.

Neutral

On Jan 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large ( up to 75 lb.) light yellow-orange pumpkin. Tend to have a pointy end making them heart shaped. Supposedly an Amish heirloom discovered in Maryland. Several vendors list it as C. pepo, but SSE and Baker Creek list it as C. maxima.

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