Hope Seeds Strawberry Crown Pumpkin, 3g
92 days. Local, Not Certified.
Seed collector Mary Schultz brought this variety to America from Brazil in the 1980s. Fruits are round, slightly flattened and slightly ribbed with a gorgeous strawberry colour around the top (hence the name, Strawberry Crown). The colour and sweetness intensify with storage. Excellent keeper...actually the best of our pumpkins and squashes in 2016-2017. Perfect baked or pureed. Flesh is yellow, smooth, rich and not stringy like many pumpkins.
Although this variety is originally from South America, it has been a surprise success in our shorter, northern climate. Strong vining plants with about 4 pumpkins maturing per vine (more if you have a longer growing season).