Pumpkin - Fall Rainbow Mix - Cucurbita maxima, pepo, and moschata
Tender annual Plant a beautiful variety of pumpkins for fall decorating and pie baking! Casper's white color will surely haunt the patch, Cinderella has a lovely coach-shape and bright-orange skin, Dickinson is the smooth-fleshed variety most widely grown for pie filling, and Jack O Lantern produces consistently excellent carving pumpkins.
Soil & Water: Pumpkins prefer loam or sandy soil high in organic matter. For best development the plants require heavy, even water. Preferred soil pH is between 6.0-7.0.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or sow seed directly when soil temperature reaches 70F. To begin growing earlier, use mulching plastics and row covers to warm the soil. Place a board underneath the fruit to help prevent rotting.
Harvesting & Storage: For immediate use, harvest when the skin loses its sheen. For storage, harvest pumpkins when fully mature. Cut the fruit from the vine, leaving 4"-6" of stem. Cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
Did You Know? There are literally hundreds of varieties of pumpkins, from the small miniatures which only weigh a couple of ounces, to the giant varieties that routinely show up at fall weighoffs at 1,000 pounds and more!
Soil Temperature: 70-90F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-24"
Days To Maturity: 60-105 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2'-4'
Approx Seeds per 1 oz: 142 Seeds
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