Valenciano Pumpkins are flattened in shape.
Though treated in catalogues as a white pumpkin, the rind colour actually varies from cream to bluish-grey, with moderate ribbing.
The pumpkin can be hard to carve because of the ribs and thick flesh walls.
It has dense, very pale yellow flesh, sometimes more yellow, with good flavour, that can be treated as squash.
Some say the flesh can be used in pie, but it’s a bit stringy and watery, so it needs puréeing and reducing first. But, they say, the flavour is good enough to make this worthwhile.
The pumpkins grow to be 11 to 15 inches (28 to 38 cm) wide by 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm), and weigh 12 to 18 pounds (5 1/2 to 8 kg.)
110 days from seed.
Valenciano Pumpkins were developed by Johnny’s Selected Seeds Company.