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Small Sugar Pumpkin (Heirloom, 95 Days)

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Heirloom pre-1860. The ultimate pie pumpkin, although the larger specimens can also be carved for Halloween. The vigorous vine grows well on a trellis or other support, and produces a number of 5-8 pound fruits. Eating quality is excellent.

15 seeds  

PLANTING

Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 7-10 days

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

Seed Sowing Depth: ½ -1” deep

Starting Indoors:  3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cells/pots, thin to strongest seedling. We like to use individual biodegradable paper, peat, or cow pots because it provides the least amount of stress to the roots when transplanting. Transplant after last frost when soil warms to 70ºF. Space 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart.   

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost when soil reaches at least 70ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds per space/hill, 36-48” apart, in rows 48-60” apart. 

How much does a packet plant: 12-15 foot single row, 4-5 hills 

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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    01/24/2020
    Trish
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    Great tasting pumpkin

    I've planted these pumpkins the past two years. From a hill of three plants I got 10 pumpkins the first year and 12 pumpkins the last. I can them and use them for pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving (well, and the rest of the winter, too!). The taste is fantastic. It's very similar to store-bought pumpkin, but with the addition of a great fresh taste. I'm definitely making room for them in my garden this year.