The Musque De Provence pumpkin is just an old favourite in every Australian garden, but was, as it’s name suggests, cultivated in France.
Easy to strike the seeds of this pumpkin, easy to grow the vine and if you live in an area with few pollinating insects you can easily do it yourself.
They do perform best in reasonably impoverished soil so if you have a section of the yard that always looks drab but gets some decent sunlight, this is your pumpkin.
The skin is a very dark green initially but colours up to a rich bronze colour when ripe.
Be careful though as it will easily cross pollinate with any other pumpkin around.
Best planted in Spring/ Summer, and left to look after themselves, the fruit is ready in Autumn/Winter, just in time to enjoy pumpkin soups and roasts all through winter.
We recommend that you plant 6 or so seeds and thin it down to 3 or 4 once they show which is strongest.
Germination is usually one to two weeks.
We grow them over an arbor as they have no problem dangling their fruit in the air.
Late Spring germination is usually successful.
20 fresh seeds