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Winter squash 'Musquée de Provence'      

Cucurbita moschata

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Musquée de Provence is a variety of Winter squash which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita moschata 'Musquée de Provence'. Musquée de Provence is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Yellow Orange. The mature flowers take a Single form. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Deep carrot orange and   Rifle green. Leaves usually appear in   Cadmium green and   Silver colour.

A beautiful pumpkin, until recently it was actually thought to be extinct. It is still a rare variety.


Foliage is deep green with silver veining; large leaves.
Large, 10-20lb fruit, flattened and heavily lobed. Fruit matures to a deep orange, almost terra cotta colour. The flesh is dense and rich flavoured, a good choice for pies and roasting. A good keeper through winter.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Musquée de Provence is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

France is believed to be where Musquée de Provence originates from.

Musquée de Provence Winter squash tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Musquée de Provence have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Musquée de Provence

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Musquée de Provence is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Musquée de Provence are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Musquée de Provence needs a soil ph of 5.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Musquée de Provence from seed

Keep moist and under lights until germination. Can also be direct sown after night time temperatures have warmed to above freezing.

Sow 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Musquée de Provence about 25 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Musquée de Provence

Harden off appropriately to avoid shocking the transplants.

Musquée de Provence is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 10°C / 50°F.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Musquée de Provence about 10 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Musquée de Provence

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Musquée de Provence folklore & trivia

An heirloom from Southern France.

Misspellings of Winter squash 'Musquée de Provence'

Musquee de Provence

Other Names for Winter squash 'Musquée de Provence'

Potiron Bronze de Montlhéry, Muscat de Provence

Latest Winter squash 'Musquée de Provence' Reviews

  • one of the best squashes I even tasted! Very rich and sweet tast, excellent for curries.
    However, I had expected it to keep a little longer.

    4 stars

    AnneTanne about growing Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence'
  • We only managed 1 pumpkin off this large growing vine. Admittedly we’re beginners in this field, so we may have done something wrong, but we kept getting aborted pumpkins even though we hand pollinated. The 1 fruit we got was 6.7kg. Taste is plain, no swe

    3 stars

    redcrystal about growing Pumpkin x1

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