Long Island Cheese Pumpkin - Packet

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$2.50
Per Packet
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SKU
DL013880
Growing Long Island Cheese pumpkins is as easy as pie! And their mildly sweet flavor is perfect for making pie...and soup...and other pumpkin favorites. They're also sensational simply cooked up like squash with butter and maple syrup. Delicious and nutritious. Nicely sized too. 95-110 days.
Plant Information
Introduced in the 1800s, the Long Island Cheese pumpkin gets the first part of its name from the area where it originally found extreme popularity. The second part refers to its shape, said to resemble a cheese wheel. Nearly perfectly round with a somewhat flattened appearance, it has a smooth shell that's shallowly ribbed and is a lovely tan in color. It's likened to butternut squash when it comes to taste and variety of uses, its nearly stringless orange flesh offering a mildly sweet flavor and creamy texture that's delicious cooked like squash or used in pies and soups. It packs a lot of health benefits too, being rich in beta carotene, vitamins A and C, potassium, and many other nutrients. Mature Long Island Cheese pumpkins are medium to large in size with an average weight of 6-10 pounds. They're considered very easy to grow in a variety of climates and are exceptional keepers, lasting all winter if properly stored in a cellar or other cool, dry place. To help with longevity, be sure to harvest these pumpkins with their stems still intact.
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SKU
DL013880
Ships To Canada
Yes
Ships As
Seed
Planting Depth
1/2-1 inch
Item Package Size
Packet
Space After Thinning
8-10 feet
Row Spacing
6-12 feet
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Days To Maturity
80-110
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
How To Grow
0
Botanical Name
Cucurbita moschata
Seed Spacing
3-4 feet
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