Sometimes called New England Pie Pumpkin, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, and Small Sugar Pie Pumpkin
The long time favorite and standard for pies. None grows any sweeter. Fruits small, 6-8 lbs; round, flattened at the ends and a good keeper. Skin is deep orange, smooth but plainly ribbed. Flesh is thick, deep yellow, fine grained and has a deliciously sugar flavor.
1936 James Seed Co. says about small sugar pumpkin... "The fruits are small, ribbed, about 10 inches in diameter and of 8 to 10 lbs. weight. Colour is deep orange yellow, while the flesh is thick and very sweet. The yield of these little pumpkins is astonishing, outweighing the large fruited varieties. The culture given for Cucumber will give a heavy crop of Pumpkins; or single plants 3 feet apart each way in ordinary good soil will give a good yield."
1938 Abercrombie Seed Co. says about small sugar pumpkin... Very sweet, fine-grained, golden yellow fruit; the pumpkin for delicious pies and a grand keeper.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.