Rouge Vif d'Etampes

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Rouge Vif d'Etampes
Family C. maxima
Type cheese
Fruit color red, orange
Fruit shape round, flattened
Fruit size large
Maturity midseason
Variety type heirloom
Country France


C. maxima. Very large bright orange pumpkin, flattened and slightly ribbed and shaped like a cheese wheel. 10-25 lbs, 2-3 fruits per plant. Sweet orange flesh, very good for baking or pies.

Seed source:

Pam Albert, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada 07

Year grown: 2011

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • "Rouge vif" means "vivid red" in French.
  • A very old French heirloom, that was the most common pumpkin in the Central Market in Paris back in the 1880s.
  • Introduced in the United States by W. Atlee Burpee in 1883. Documented by Vilmorin the same year.
  • A.k.a. Bright Red Etampes, or Cinderella.

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