Cornfield Pumpkin Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 0972
$3.25 to $76.50
  • Flattened, light skinned fruits
  • Fruits grow to 12-15 pounds
  • Sturdy stems rarely break off
  • Good for carving
  • Winter squash or pumpkin
  • 90 days
$3.25 to $76.50

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(C. pepo) First offered by SSE member Glenn Drowns in the 1984 Yearbook from USDA seed. Our top choice for use as both a carving pumpkin and for fall decorations. Fruits are flattened, light-colored, thin-skinned, and weigh 12-15 pounds. Very sturdy stems rarely break off. Traditionally grown as a dual crop planted with field corn. 90 days.

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.