Fruits can be variable in shape, normally deeper/longer than they are wide.
Kentucky Field generally weights between 10-15 pounds.
The skin is smooth, dull-orange, ribbed and yellow-orange.
The flesh is deep yellow, thick and coarse.
Once the industry standard for canning pumpkin.
One of the best canning pumpkins still around. Very rare and getting harder to find. I believe we are the only commercial source.
Good keeper and perfect for feeding to animals. If you have never fed pumpkins to your chickens you are missing out on some of the best, yummy orange egg yolks you have ever tasted.
Excellent pumpkin for home canning and short-term storage. We got 9 nice sized pumpkins from 4 plants. grew them in 22 inch containers and clipped the growth tips of the vines after fruits developed to encoage growth in our dry climate. We'll be growing them again this year.
I have raised Kentucky Fields (or Cow Pumpkins what the old timers call them) for years. They are by far the best for pies. The plants yield heavy and handle the hot humid weather of southeast Missouri well.
I have been growing Kentucky's for almost 40 years now, and I'm never disappointed in their eating quality, production, and their ability to keep well! I use them to feed chickens, and they also make the best pies. Im glad to see that Sustainable carries the seed....because they are getting hard to find.
At one time, these were grown everywhere here. My grandfather in Somerset, KY grew them and fed the excess to his livestock. My grandmother said they were the best pie, cooking and canning pumpkins of all the varieties she had tried. I had almost a 100% germination rate with these seeds. I have bought these seeds in prior years as well, and was very happy with them then, as I am now. True to type and vigorous plants. I recommend.
Thank you for my seeds. I think this light colored pumpkin makes the best pies and was so glad to find the seeds.