6202 Walkers Line,
Genus: Cucurbita maxima
Origin: South Africa
Height: 4 - 6"
Width: 15 - 20"
Weight: 8 - 12 lbs
Rind Texture: Smooth, ribbed
If you ask
for a pumpkin in South Africa, you won't get an
orange jack-o'-lantern, instead, you'll get a
white pumpkin that is much flatter than the
pumpkins we are used to. It is named after the
original Dutch settlers to South Africa (where it
is known as "Plat Wit Boer" in Afrikaans). Great
Jack-o'-Lanterns: FWB's flesh is about an inch thick at the top and bottom, and is an impressive two to four inches thick along the edges, resulting in a surprisingly small cavity, making this pumpkin virtually impossible to carve.
Another great tasting international pumpkin, long
term storage potential, customers have reported
keeping them for TWO YEARS before eating!