Pumpkin - Lady Godiva - Cucurbita pepo
Tender Annual Heirloom. These pumpkin seeds are as naked as their namesake, with only a clear, thin skin. Harvest the seeds and dry them for snacks and cooking! The stringy flesh makes a nice pie. Use this green and gold pumpkin for decor too, before cutting into it. Lady Godivas are 4-6 lbs.
Soil & Water: Pumpkins prefer loam or sandy soil high in organic matter to hold large amounts of moisture. The plants require heavy and even water for best development. Preferred soil pH is between 6.0-7.0.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost Use fiber pots or soil blocks for best results because squash don't like to be transplanted. Or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. Start earlier by using mulch and row covers to warm the soil.
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. Lady Godiva can last 3 months if stored at 50°F.
Did You Know? These pumpkin seeds are delicious whether eaten raw, or roasted with olive oil and salt.
Soil Temperature: 70-90°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"-1"
Germination: 6-18 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 85-100 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 2’-4’