Gleisdorfer Naked Seeded Pumpkin is a pumpkin grown for its hull-less seeds, which are pressed into pumpkin oil.The pumpkins are pale orange with mottled green stripes, and grow to be 2.7 to 5.4 kg (6 to 12 pounds.)
The pumpkin flesh itself is pretty tasteless and not worth eating, but it can be fed to livestock, etc.
The seeds are also good as a snack seed.
The seeds germinate in 1 to 2 weeks; space them about 1.3 metres (4 feet) apart in full sun in the spring. The plant will produce pumpkins 50 to 100 days after planting.
Hybrid varieties include Gleisdorfer Express and Gleisdorfer Diamant.
Gleisdorfer Naked Seeded Pumpkin was developed at the Gleisdorf Seed Breeding Institute in Austria. The plant was licensed in 1969 and introduced commercially in 1970.