Fortna White Pumpkin
(C. argyrosperma) Large, pear-shaped fruit have pale-orange flesh with a memorable, mild, and slightly sweet flavor ideal for making pumpkin pies and many other sweet and savory dishes. This cushaw (winter) squash has variably-sized necks and cream-colored skin with light-green stripes. Highly vining, productive plants bear pumpkins that weigh from five to eight pounds. Seed Savers Exchange received this variety from the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was grown by Wayne Fortna of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from the 1940s until his passing in 1990. Wayne tended this variety with particular care, ensuring there would always be a white pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. 90-100 days.
- Great for pies
- Mildly sweet flavor
- Cream colored skin and pale orange flesh
- Winter squash
- 90-100 days
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.