Pumpkin - Crownchestnut - 90aRW
Details A cross between Whangaparoa Crown, Green Chestnut and a unknown very large crown like pumpkin. This current generation of seed is 5 years into selection and stabilization, its starting to become quite uniform in both colour/size and in taste, though do expect some variation The idea behind using these three varieties was, green Chestnut had wonderful flavour but thin flesh, Whangaparoa Crown had thick flesh but average to good flavour while the unknown had size, Richard thought combining all three could produce an outstanding new variety. Between 50 -60 plants are grown each year and about 140 fruit harvested, seed from the only best flavoured, large and thick fleshed fruit are used for breeding over the successive growing seasons.
Botanical name Cucurbits maxima
Price per packet $4.00
Packet contents 30
Grower name Richard Watson