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Cucurbita maxima 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes'

  • Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' is a vegetable in the Edibles line of our One Earth program.
  • Getting its name from the vivid orangy red color of the fruit, Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' is an attractive French pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' is great for autumnal ornamental displays as its squat shape resembles a cheese wheel and color resembles the changing colors of trees.
  • Moderately sweet in taste, Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' is suitable for culinary use in pies and soups.
  • All pumpkins need plenty of space to grow and produce decent sized fruit. Give Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' ample growing space to yeild a happy harvest.

Interesting Notes:

Harvest Pumpkin 'Rouge Vif d'Etampes' when fruit is roughly 12 to 16 inces in diameter.  Average fruits weigh between 10 to 15 pounds.  Each plant produces up to two pumpkins.

Spread: 18-24 Feet

Color: Red


  • Ground Cover
  • Culinary

Combo Usage:

  • Spiller (edges, cascade)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Steady as she goes