Louie’s Pumpkin Patch
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the Pumpkin Patch
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Harvest Festival at Rörs Bygdegård Hall – 2020
September 26 - 79, 2020
Harvest Festival at Rörs Bygdegård Hall - 2019
September 28 - 29, 2019
Harvest Festival at Rörs Bygdegård Hall - 2018
September 29 - 30, 2018
Harvest Festival at Rörs Bygdegård Hall - 2017
September 23 - 24, 2017
Harvest Festival at Rörs Bygdegård Hall - 2011
We visited Inger Johanne
and Arne Ulfeng in Fredrikstad, Norway. They
published a book about pumpkins and squash with good recipes and wonderful
pictures, available only in Norwegian.
Seeds of many
of the cultivars of squash and
pumpkins shown on Louie's Pumpkin Patch homepage are available
Read about pumpkin history here .
Read about pumpkin fun
facts and trivia here.
In Sweden we plant after risk for frost, usually
around May 15. Check what Johnny's Selected Seeds recommends
for pumpkins and winter squash.
Our goal is to introduce pumpkins and squash into Swedish cuisine.
This is done by growing, demonstrating, and exhibiting many different
varieties of pumpkins and squash.
Profile – Louis Lehmann:
A little about
These trials have been mainly for
selecting early types that do well here. It is also very interesting to see
the variation occurring in Cucurbita. I had along with a friend been
trying for many years to introduce various types of summer squash, winter
squash, and pumpkins into the Swedish diet. This went very slowly, but one
can see today the greater variation found in the supermarkets. We've also
been trying to get more farmers and households to grow a larger variety of
squashes and pumpkins. Halloween has become very popular here. My main
interest has however been in gourmet types.
See the Progress Reports which were sent to participating seed suppliers.
See Where is Sweden? This is a paper presented at the "Cucurbitaceae 2000" held
in Israel March 19-23, 2000. This describes some of our work and results.
Available only in Swedish (endast på svenska):
Our granddaughter thinks Grandpa's grey winter
squash developed in New Zealand by Hybrid Seed Company New Zealand Ltd is
very sweet. Notice that her dish is empty and she is
showing off her two new front teeth. Her bib says, "I love
After cooking, mix in blender until smooth. Add
nothing -- it is already sweet and full of vitamin A.
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