Cinderella’s Carriage Pumpkin is a hybrid, more productive version of the heirloom Cinderella pumpkin. This hybrid is an All America Selection for its high yields and consistent production. Vinings plants are resistant to powdery mildew and will perform well in hot and humid growing zones. Extra large fruits average 25 to 35 lbs and have a flattened shape with pronounced lobes. At maturity fruits will have a bright orange exterior. The interior is thick and meaty with hardly any wasted space. The flesh is yellow and sweet which makes this a great variety for any pie, bread or other baked goodies.
Pumpkins may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Pumpkins can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on winter squash to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.
Pumpkins are a crop that will produce a one-time harvest at the end of the growing season. They should be harvested when plants die back and the fruits obtain their full color. Stem hardness is also an indication of fruit maturity. Once stems harden, fruits are ready for harvest using a set of pruning shears. Pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, depending on variety and sugar content. Once fruits are harvested, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all pumpkin varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Cinderella’s Carriage Pumpkin Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 18-24″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 95
Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew