Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
The seed of the Long Pie Pumpkin first arrived in America in 1832 on a whaling ship that landed on the Massachusetts coast; hence the other common name, Nantucket Pumpkin. This variety produces an oblong or bell-shaped, medium-sized fruit, and is universally acclaimed for being the finest pumpkin for pies.
Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 6-8 seeds per 18"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill. Pumpkins prefer moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Harvest as the skins begins to turn orange. This pumpkin stores well and ripens after storage. Approximately 8 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Days to Maturity||Size at Maturity|
|Full Sun||Direct Sow||1"||Thin to 4' apart, rows 5'; or hills 4-6'||95-100||12-18"H|