Long Island Cheese Pumpkins are flattened, shaped like a cheese-box used to be shaped.
They have smooth, tan-coloured rind with moderate ribbing, and weigh 2 1/2 to 4 ½ kg (6 to 10 pounds ).
They have relatively sweet, deep-orange flesh which is good for pies.
90 to 100 days from seed.
The “Long Island” part of their name comes from Long Island, New York, whence the seed is said to have originated.