Growing Heirloom Yellow Paris Pumpkin Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Jaune Gros de Paris, Yellow of Paris
- Days to Maturity: 110 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering; suitable for all USDA hardiness zones
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 6-10’
- Growth Habit: Vining; round, flattened fruit weighing up to 50 lbs.
- Soil Preference: Very fertile, well-draining, moist soil; 5.8 to 6.8 pH level
- Temp Preference: Warm weather; sensitive to frost; requires 65- to 95-degree F soil for germination
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, squash bugs, spider mites, squash vine borer, striped cucumber beetles, powdery mildew, bacterial wilt, scab, downy mildew
- Color: Green foliage; pale orange flesh; peach skin
- Flavor: Sweet
Yellow Paris Heirloom Pumpkin Seed Growth Habits:
The vines of the Yellow Paris heirloom pumpkin variety, also known as Jaune Gros de Paris, support large culinary pumpkins weighing up to 50 lbs. The skin is a yellow-peach color, while the flesh is a pale orange.
Because pumpkins require very fertile soil, you may want to amend your planting site with compost during the fall prior to planting. When the soil reaches at least 65 degrees F, you can directly sow Yellow Paris pumpkin seeds. Waiting until about 2 weeks after your last frost date to plant pumpkin seeds is typically advised because pumpkin plants are very sensitive to frost.
Giving the Yellow Paris pumpkin plants plenty of water will help to grow large fruits, however, it is important to ensure the planting site is well-draining to prevent disease.
Various Uses for Yellow Paris Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds:
Yellow Paris heirloom pumpkins are a culinary type of pumpkin used for pie filling, soups, and side dishes.
The seeds of Yellow Paris pumpkins make a delicious snack when roasted.
Heirloom Yellow Paris Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seed Benefits:
The pale orange flesh of Yellow Paris pumpkins offers a good amount of vitamin A and other vitamins and minerals. Plus, it contains beta-carotene and other important antioxidants.
Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, have their own health benefits, including a healthy amount of antioxidants, good fats, and essential minerals like magnesium.
Rotating your pumpkins with other types of crops to avoid planting at the same site for 3 years can help reduce disease pressure from certain pests and soilborne diseases.
Seeds Per Package:
- 4 g - Approximately 30 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 225 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 900 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 3,600 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 18,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 90,000 Seeds