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Planted at Mount Vernon



Hardiness Zones

Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


The Long Island Cheese pumpkin is an excellent eating pumpkin and is well-suited for making pies. It is a beautiful tan pumpkin with deep lobes that grows on huge, sprawling vines.

Latin Name

Cucurbita moschata


Family

Cucurbitaceae


Type of Plant

Annuals
Vegetables
Vines

Seasons

Summer
Fall

Specifications

Max Height: 1.5'
Max Spread: 15'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Crop
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    South and Central America


    History

    In May of 1788, Washington writes of planting pumpkins at Muddy Hole.


    Other Details

    Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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