They are orange, green, brown, and yellow and combinations of all. Here’s probably too many pictures; but I love the fall and everything about it. These are Cinderella pumpkins that were planted on June 10, 2009 and harvested October 2, 2009. On August 7, I accidentally plucked the 1st pumpkin. It’s turned a nice, deep orange color and sits with distinction on the front step.
The aphids came on strong in August. Ladybugs, dragonflies, and lacewings followed after them and began munching. At harvest time, only one pumpkin had rotted. I wish I had thought to take a picture. The inside of the Cinderella pumpkin is a deep orange with very few seeds. I believe these pumpkins will be ideal to use as lanterns. There were 3 hills planted that ended up growing aggressively enough to cover the entire raised bed. The vines wove throughout the bordering marigolds and basil. The side plants may have also helped relieve the aphid infestation. When I was pulling out the vines, I found that some had grown through the vents of the compost bin. In the bin, the pale vines had tangled up and filled up the inside of the bin.
Cinderella pumpkins can be recommended to be vigorous vines that produce moderate amounts of squash. I grew these in zone 9 with full sun – except for the vines that grew into the compost bin.