|Distinctive grey-blue skin, 6-10 lb fruits with heavy ribs and a drum shape. An excellent pumpkin for fall decorating. Thick flesh is orange, medium sweet and good quality. Long storage life, native to Australia. Matures in 100 days. There is a great variety in shapes, colors and types of squash, making them fun to grow. Growing pumpkins can be a great project for kids. Summer squash or pumpkins should be sown indoors in flats in short season areas, 3-4 weeks before the night soil temperatures have warmed up. Seedlings should be gradually hardened off.