Seed Saving: Intermediate
Boston Marrow Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima)
Boston Marrow Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) American pumpkin that appeared on the catalogues around 1831, where it was mentioned to be original from Boston, NY, from seeds donated by a native tribe. This variety was important for commercial purposes for over 150 years and only towards the en of the 1900's it was abandoned by commercial agriculture.
The plant is rustic and productive, the fruits that reach up to 8kg. It is shaped like a pear, the flesh is not fibrous and and it is very sweet.
Because of its particular taste, it has been inserted in the US' Slow Food Presidium.