My neighbor Kristy brought me a gift from her travels to France. A packet of Musquee de Provence Courge seeds to sow in my garden. A gift from one gardener to another.
While searching for baby pumpkins, my grandson and I lifted the giant leaf of our Musquee de Provence pumkin and discovered an incredible world!
Tendrils, texture, color and form. Dangling, reaching, curling and magic growing beneath the shade of the twenty inch pumpkin leaves. We will take you there.
Thank you Kristy!
My pumpkins are still very small, they won't be ready for Halloween, but we are keeping our fingers crossed for a nice Thanksgiving pie.
I thought I would share the description of this beautiful pumpkin from several seed catalogs.
~ Musquee de Provence, sometimes called fairytale in the U.S. Shaped like a big wheel of cheese. Thick, deep orange, moderately sweet, heavily lobed.
Ribbed, flat, tan fruit. 8 to 20lbs. A favorite in southern France, it's cut into wedges and sold at farmers markets for cooking.