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Casperita Pumpkin (F1 Hybrid, 77 days)

Cucurbita pepo


Cute and tiny, 1-1 ½ lb, white pumpkins with deep, smooth ridges. It is easy to grow and has edible flesh, similar to an acorn squash, plus they make great fall decorations. We love growing tiny pumpkins; they tend not hog too much garden space, are not back-breaking to pick and still gives you that autumn time vibe, even if you don't grow any other type pumpkins or have enough space. Intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.

15 seeds  



Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-90 degrees F. Planting in soil under 70 degrees F may result in poor germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: ½ -1” deep

Outside Sowing: Late spring, after last frost when soil reaches at least 70 degrees F. Sow 2-3 seeds per space/hill, 24-36”  apart, in rows 48-60” apart. Provide the furthest spacing for the larger varieties.

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cells/pots, thin to strongest seedling. W e like to use individual and biodegradable paper, peat,or cowpots because it provides the least amount of stress to the roots when transplanting. Transplant after last frost when soil warms to 70 degrees F.

How much does a packet plant: 12 foot single row  

Harvest: When skin turns color and rinds are hard. Leave a few inches of the stem on for best storage potential.

Tips: Heavy feeders, requiring high nitrogen. Plant into fertile soil or amend with compost or manure. Heavy water needs, mulch and supply adequate water, at least 1” per week for optimum growth.

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