YAHOO! Old Seed Ressurected!
9-10 years ago when I lived in North Carolina's "High Country" -- Watauga and Jefferson Counties -- I was given an unusual squash. It was large, round, pink, and slightly flattened, though not so flat as the then newly popular "Cinderella" pumpkins. I was told that it was a "pie pumpkin" and told to save the seed.
It was one of the most delicious squash I've ever tasted.
It was a couple years before I could try to plant any of it and I was never able to get it to grow. I had believed that at some point during multiple moves that seed had encountered conditions that had killed it.
This year I made a last effort. I threw handfuls of the seed into the best place I had -- the spot where I'd removed an old compost heap. To my great delight as many as 1 in 3 of those seeds have sprouted.
I'll be very interested to see what the pumpkins are like. Especially to compare them to the Long Island Cheese that I'm growing since that's the best match I've ever found for that pumpkin's description.