(Cucurbita maxima) Heirloom first introduced in 1887 by Hiram Sibley & Co. but dates back prior to this with seed being obtained from an elderly woman in Van Dinam, Iowa who had grown the variety for more than 50 years previously. Also known as 'Pike's Peak'. Slate-blue, tear-drop shaped, elongated fruit 3-5kg with intense, sweet, orange flesh with little fibre. Flavour sweetens upon storage. Vining plant to 5m. Stores well. 100-110 days. 12 seeds
Excellent For Baking!
By: Ray on 4 August 2014
We tried this for the first time tonight - baked in the oven with skin on. It was the sweetest pumpkin we've ever tasted. Head & shoulders above all others with the level of flavour.