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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Rumbo'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Rumbo

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)
12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral OSuzannah On Oct 18, 2010, OSuzannah from Durham, CA wrote:

Rumbo produced large yields of gorgeous squash in the hot summer interior valley of my Northern California garden. The plants were oblivious to disease and pests but I was so disappointed in the flavor. Compared to the sweet and highly flavored Buttercup and Butternut squash varieties I also grew, the Rumbos were very bland. The flavor just didn't match up to the description in the plant catalog. We won't be eating any more of them, but we should find good homes for the others with Halloween right around the corner.

Positive book_of_ruth On May 6, 2008, book_of_ruth from Raceland, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Prolific producer. The vines are vigorous. I trellised mine with field fencing and t-posts to conserve space. They are delicious, too! I've grown them for several years...excellent plant.

Positive PaperWhiteTulip On Apr 15, 2006, PaperWhiteTulip from McAllen, TX (Zone 11) wrote:

This plant reminds me of pictures you see in storybooks...Lovely photo! I hope to maybe one day ordering a package of seeds and grow them for just being very unique lookin.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 100 day 10-15 lb hybrid cheese pumpkin available from Park's.


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

Durham, California
Savannah, Georgia
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Ashton, Nebraska
Drexel, North Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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