Commonly used for Autumn decorations, also for pies, pumpkin bread or canning.
(Cucurbita maxima) (aka Rouge Vif d’ Etampes) Striking French heirloom introduced to American gardeners in 1883 by W. Atlee Burpee. A standard for home gardeners and roadside stands for over a century. Flattened, 25-35 pound, ribbed fruits remind us of huge wheels of cheese. Most commonly used for lasting Autumn decorations, but can also be used for pies, pumpkin bread or canning.