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Amish Pie Pumpkins

Posted by booberry85 z5NY (becky@leadsafe.us) on
Mon, Apr 6, 09 at 16:10

I recently received some Amish Pie pumpkins seeds. I thought it would be nice to grow for making pies & bread with. I did not read a thorough description of Amish Pie Pumpkins before getting the seeds. I now found out that they can reach 60 lbs +++ (that's a lot of pies!)

What's the "normal" weight for an Amish Pie Pumpkin? Any tips on growing them? How long do they last once picked?


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RE: Amish Pie Pumpkins

Booberry, sorry I didn't reply any sooner. I've been busy and haven't been hanging out that much. I believe that is supposed to be the normal size. My guess is that they keep for a good number of months. But I've never grown them myself.

It's a c. maxima, and I stay away from c. maximas, as a rule, because they tend to be more susceptible to squash vine borers (which we have real bad here). But if a c. maxima will produce for you, it will probably be of excellent quality.

George
Tahlequah, OK


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RE: Amish Pie Pumpkins

Thanks George! If all goes well, I'll be making lots of pies and pumpkin bread in the fall.


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RE: Amish Pie Pumpkins

The Amish in my locale use both the Long Island Cheese and Neck Pumpkins for their pies. Both CAN get quite large.

You can freeze the pumpkin pulp, I cooked it then froze it. I cook mine in the oven, versus boiling it.


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