‘Connecticut Field’ is the ultimate New England heirloom pumpkin variety. It was grown for hundreds of years by Native Americans and later by the early settlers that arrived in New England. It’s said that the name ‘Connecticut Field’ is a reference to where the settlers discovered the variety growing as well as the common practice of growing pumpkins among field corn at that time.
‘Connecticut Field’ remains an enduring classic among pumpkin varieties. It features large, lightly ribbed, bright orange skin with a slightly flattened bottom that provides the pumpkin good stability when sitting. ‘Connecticut Field’ is the quintessential carving pumpkin, but it’s also good for canning, pies, and soups. To grow this variety, you’ll need plenty of space. Each vine produces two to four large pumpkins that measure around 12″ (30cm) in diameter and weigh 15-25lbs (7-11kg.). Fruits take 100-125 days to reach maturity.
Perfect for indoor and outdoor autumn decoration. Excellent for carving or painting. Superb for making delicious pies and roasted seed snacks. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.