PUMPKIN Long Island Cheese
Stock: 289 Available
Characteristics: Annual vine
Seed per packet: 6
A classic heirloom pumpkin of the 19th century, it has the size, shape and appearance of a wheel of cheese. The skin is tan coloured with sweet, deep orange flesh. It has exceptional keeping qualities and is medium sized 3-4.5 kg.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks