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Pumpkin ID, please

 
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I’m saving seeds from my store bought pumpkins. Labeling them is a pain, since my grocery store put “decorative” pumpkins together in one big bin. Can anyone ID this variety for me? I’m thinking it *could* be a Cinderella, but I’m not certain and I don’t trust my own judgment.
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Perhaps it is a Rouge vif  d’tamp. Same shape and the seeds are real similar. Some of mine have grown way bigger but the size has varied and the smaller ones are quite flattened like your example.  I won’t swear to it but it is a possibility
 
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Did you happen to get a photo of the stem? Joseph Lofthouse describes how to identify squash families here, by shapes of stem, seeds, flowers and leaves.

Perhaps definitive identificaion will require growing it out next season.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Did you happen to get a photo of the stem? Joseph Lofthouse describes how to identify squash families here, by shapes of stem, seeds, flowers and leaves.

Perhaps definitive identificaion will require growing it out next season.



Sadly, no. Photographed is how it was sold
 
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So, no part of the stem was still attached? Bummer.
 
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By the shape of it and the seeds, I would guess it is a maxima variety.
 
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Conversations like this make me smile after a day of scavenging "decorative pumpkins"... I have no clue what is what, but I'm saving seeds from, and cooking everything!
 
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Mk Neal wrote:By the shape of it and the seeds, I would guess it is a maxima variety.



Based on the list Joylynn linked above, that’s my guess too. Cinderella and Rouge Vif d’Etampes are both maxima varieties, so we all seem to be close to each other in our guesses
 
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Judson Carroll wrote:Conversations like this make me smile after a day of scavenging "decorative pumpkins"... I have no clue what is what, but I'm saving seeds from, and cooking everything!



And they taste pretty good for “decorations” too! Not particularly sweet, but good. Firm texture after roasting. Added a bit to some chili for lunch- not bad! I’m really glad I saved these seeds. Very much looking forward to growing my own. I have a couple more varieties lined up for the cutting board too.
 
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Melody Goretti wrote:

Judson Carroll wrote:Conversations like this make me smile after a day of scavenging "decorative pumpkins"... I have no clue what is what, but I'm saving seeds from, and cooking everything!



And they taste pretty good for “decorations” too! Not particularly sweet, but good. Firm texture after roasting. Added a bit to some chili for lunch- not bad! I’m really glad I saved these seeds. Very much looking forward to growing my own. I have a couple more varieties lined up for the cutting board too.



It is crazy the variety of pumpkins and heirloom squash I'm collecting - from actual pie pumpkins to hubbards and all kinds of stuff... all bought only for decoration!
 
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