View Larger Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon

Hardiness Zones

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Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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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



Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals
Vegetables Vegetables
Vines Vines


Summer Summer
Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 1.5'
Max spread Max Spread: 15'


  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Crop
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


    Native Range

    South and Central America


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

    Other Details

    Pollinator 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.

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