Pumpkins love hot weather. They need soil that is deep, rich, well-drained and organic with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting work in lots of compost.
This immense variety is often a prizewinner in pumpkin contests. When properly nurtured, an individual fruit can exceed 100lb/45kg. Fruits have pink-orange, ribbed, and very thick skin. The flesh is yellow-orange, intensely flavoured and fine for pies and cooking. Seeds inside the plant make a delicious nutritious snack.
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Direct-sow seed after frost danger in spring or start seed indoors four weeks before outdoor planting to obtain healthy transplants. Choose a sunny location and a fertile, well-drained soil. Improve clay or sandy soil with compost, and feed with a liquid foliar fertilizer every three weeks.
- Planting Depth: 2.5cm (1in)
- Seed Spacing: Groups of 4 - 6
- Row Spacing: 240cm (8ft)
- Plant Spacing: 180cm - 240cm (6ft - 8ft)
|Days To Sprout:||10 - 14 days|
|Days To Maturity:||110 - 120 days|