The absolute best pie pumpkin for cooking, with virtually stringless, smooth orange flesh. Also known as Nantucket Pie. Harvest green with an orange spot on the bottom, as Long Pie ripens in storage, turning completely orange outside as flesh sweetens inside. Stores well. 5-8 lb fruit.
This very old variety is native to Maine in the USA. She was reportedly brought back from St Georges Island by a whaler to Nantucket, Maine in 1832. She was then known as "Nantucket Pumpkin". It is also called "Indian" or "Oblong". The Seedman Burpee offered it in 1888 under the name "Sr Georges". It seems very close to the variety "Golden Oblong" introduced by Burpee in 1889. In the late 1980s, LeRoy Souther, who had cultivated it for 30 years in Maine, entrusted seeds to John Navazio who reintroduced it with Seeds Garden City Seeds Montana.