Pumpkin Guide

6202 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON

Musquée de Provence
Musqee de Provence

Photo: Musquée de Provence, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, September 21 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2010, available mid-September - October.

Genus: Cucurbita moschata (cheese pumpkin group)
Height: 8 - 12"
Width: 12 - 20"
Weight: 10 - 20 lbs
Colour: Green when young, becoming beige-orange when mature
Texture: Smooth, deep sutures
Flesh: Deep Orange

Musquée de Provence traces its origins to the Provence region of France, and was first cataloged in 1899 by Vaughan's Seed Store in Chicago. Deeply ribbed, Musquée's skin is often green when harvested, then it gradually becomes a rich aged pine colour as it cures. The thick flesh is a beautiful deep orange, the deepest flesh colour of all the pumpkins we grow.

Smooth flavourful flesh. The most vibrant colour of all our pumpkins -very attractive when served as a vegetable on your plate. Excellent long term storage potential.