Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Vegetables
'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin
by Susan Littlefield
While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy tale harvest of large, flattened, red-orange pumpkins. 2014 All-America Selections Regional Vegetable Award Winner 'Cinderella's Carriage' is the first hybrid Cinderella-type pumpkin that combines high yields with powdery mildew resistance. It performed especially well in the Southeast, Great Lakes, and Mountain/Southwest regions of the country.
Robust, vigorous vines set 5 to 7 large fruits ranging from 25-35 pounds, perfect for fall decorating. The sweet yellow flesh has a nutty flavor, making this pumpkin also well suited for baking. Fruits mature in 100 days from direct seeding. The large vines require at least 3 feet of growing area. They require only moderate watering, so take care not over water. Pumpkin flowers require pollination to set fruit, so be sure to plant a few flowers in your vegetable garden to attract pollinators.
All-America Selections are new garden seed varieties selected for their superior garden performance as judged in impartial trials across North America.
To find out more about 'Cinderella's Carriage' pumpkin, go to AAS.