Thursday, October 9, 2014

Triamble Pumpkin

This is one of the most interesting pumpkins I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. This is the Australian Heirloom Triamble. Named for it's interesting and distinctive shape, a triangle or tri-corn which bulbs into three lobes that curve back toward the stem. Each of these lobes hold the seed cavities. Triamble do not produce as many seeds per pumpkin as some varieties.

The Triamble has a tough blueish skin and is called an Ironbark pumpkin because of it's difficulty to slice. Some recommend whacking it open with an axe. But the effort to carve is well worth the sweet orange flesh inside perfect for baking and roasting. The tough flesh also allows this pumpkin to store extremely well, some say up to 2 years!

The plant grows large with big leaves and long sprawling vines. It needs lots of sun and can produce 2 to 4 fruit per vine.

It was developed in 1918.

Be sure to visit the Iron Oak Pumpkin Page for more interesting varieties.

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