Is anyone trying this one, or would anyone try it if they could?
Here is a link that might be useful: Porcelain Doll Pumpkin
I am. I tried to nail them down on what type of squash (moschata, maxima, etc.) Nothing doing. Not letting out trade secrets. I finally got them to confirm it is not a moschata, but I am going to try to grow it anyway.
I'm pretty certain that's a c. maxima. They probably didn't tell you because they didn't know.
That "other" forum lists it as a pepo.
I bought some after Halloween(only 1 dollar!). Boiled some and mashed with butter and salt. Yum! I'm going to try to make pumpkin bread next. Their website is, www.PinkPumpkinPatch.org. I am going to try to grow some. I'm also trying to get info. on them.
Thanks for the info pumpkinpuss! I always like to know people's opinion on the flavor of something that could be just ornamental.
I saw a lot of yellow - kind of a light yellow color - on people's doorsteps this year. Am also wondering about whether or not these are just decorative in nature or for good eating, too.
New England Seed had the seed for Porcelain Doll in their 2012 catalog and I imagine they'll have them in the 2013 catalog.
The ones I saw in the stores both in southern OK and in the Dallas area were not very attractive. They looked like they'd had a lot of tough weather and the color was really uneven and splotchy---not nearly as attractive as the ones in the catalog. They were even less pink in person than in the catalog photos. It definitely is a pale coral to coral-pink color. Out of the dozens I saw at several different stores, only one had fairly even, solid color. I am not sure why they looked so bad, but given that we had widespread drought in the USA this year, I expect the weather was the problem. I think a home gardener would have a really good chance of getting the pretty color because pumpkins in a home garden would get more hands-on and up-close attention than acres of pumpkins in a field.
Here is a link that might be useful: New England Seed