Classic pumpkin for making pumpkin pie! 4-5 lb fruits are thick fleshed and very sweet. They store well into winter and make great indoor decoration. Vigorous vines need lots of room to run. 3-5 pumpkins per vine.
Planting Directions Outdoors:
Depth - 1"-2"
Apart - 2-3 per hill
Germination - 3-5 Days
Spacing - 8'-10'
Sun - Full
Temperatures - Warm/Hot
Maturity - 100 Days
Seed Saving Instructions:
Pumpkins are an annual, meaning they will grow to maturity the first year, producing seeds in the fall. Depending on the variety, a pumpkin may yield anywhere from 200 to 300 seeds! Save your own pumpkin seed by lightly tying off a male and female blossom the day before they are to open. This will keep the flowers closed from pollinators until you open them to fertilize by hand the next day. To fertilize pick the mature male flower from the vine, you will see the anther loaded with pollen poking up through the middle. Gently open the female flower and pollinate with the male flower. Finally, cover the female flower with an organza bag (small jewelry bag) to keep any other pollinators from contaminating your pollination, remove after a few days. Make sure to mark which fruit is pure.
To harvest, pick a ripe pumpkin . Cut open and scrape the seeds away from the flesh. Rinse any juice and flesh still attached to seeds, pat dry and lay out on a paper plate for several days to completely dry. Store in a cool, moisture free container.
25 seeds per packet
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