Pumpkin Red Warty Thing Seeds

Pumpkin Red Warty Thing Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #0237

110 days. Aptly named, this red, warty thing looks somewhat like an overgrown ornamental gourd. But don’t be fooled by its peculiar looks; not only is it a super fall decoration, the stringless, fine-grained flesh is of excellent eating quality, comparable to that of the hubbard squash. Fruits grow up to 20 pounds, and keep well into the winter. Carve a face into it and make the most bizarre and spooky jack o' lantern on your block!

This packet sows 3-4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4’-6’

Thinning:
When seedling has several leaves
thin to 2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 3 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves.

Harvesting: Harvest pumpkins before the first fall frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 3" - 4" of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin will rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Cure in a sunny window or porch at 75-80°F for 1-2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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