Musquee de Provence is a variety of Winter squash which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita moschata 'Musquee de Provence'. Musquee 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.
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. Musquee 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.
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.
France is believed to be where Musquee de Provence originates from.
Musquee 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 plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence' have been kindly provided by our members.
How to grow Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence'
Growing Musquee 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 Musquee de Provence about 25 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Musquee de Provence
Harden off appropriately to avoid shocking the transplants.Musquee 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 Musquee de Provence about 10 days after your last frost date.
Harvesting Musquee de Provence
Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence' information
How long does Musquee de Provence take to grow?
These estimates for how long Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!
When should I sow Musquee de Provence?
Folia's when to plant Winter squash 'Musquee de Provence' estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!
An heirloom from Southern France.
Potiron Bronze de Montlhéry, Muscat de Provence
22 Jan 2012
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.
06 Jul 2011
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