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Planted at Mount Vernon



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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

Annual
Vegetable
Vine

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.


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