Rouge Vif d'Etampes Squash
(aka Bright Red Etampes, Cinderella) Beautiful French pumpkin introduced in the United States by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883; documented by Vilmorin the same year. Very flattened red-orange fruit with wide ribs, weighs up to 20 pounds. Favored by French chefs for rich soup stock.
- 95 days
- Winter squash
- Bright red-orange fruit
- Flattened fruits with wide ribs
- Fruits grow to 20 pounds
This variety works for:
This variety is not recommended for eating and is best used for decorations.
To prepare your squash, rinse the exterior and then cut in half and remove the seeds before baking, roasting, etc.
Winter squash can be pureed and sweetened as an addition to breads, muffins, cakes and pies. Diced and roasted squash can be tossed in warm salads of grains and nuts or with sautéed kale.
Summer squash are best eaten when they are small and the seeds are immature. Sliced thinly, summer squash are used in gratins and savory pies or sautéed or breaded and fried.
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.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Long vines, mild flavor
I am on my third year with this pumpkin. I keep getting it because it grows so well. The pumpkins are shaped and colored beautifully and make great soups. The pumpkin pies I make don’t taste very “pumpkin”ey, but they are very good. This plant vines like crazy. I have it grow up a trellis and the pumpkins hang and grow without needing any support. At a certain point I snip the ends of those vines. I also have it grow out across a large mulched area and it just grows and grows. It keeps setting fruit until the end of the season if you let it... young ones can be cooked like summer squash.
A bit of work, but worth it
This is our first year growing pumpkins. These pumpkin plants are gigantic. We started out with multiple pumpkins on the vine, but many rotted, and now we have just one large healthy pumpkin. These pumpkin plants require a great deal of consistent feeding and watering, so it has been a more involved process, but the pumpkin looks amazing. It is very beautiful.We can't wait to try it. I gave it four stars due to the work involved with this one.
sweet soup and pie pumpkin
Well worth the wait! Great for cooking and pies. Smooth texture. Cut, roast and freeze for later use. Great for cakes and muffins too!