Squash, Cornfield Pumpkin

Squash, Cornfield Pumpkin

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Matures in 90 days
Zone 3+
Full Sun
Approx. 25 seeds per pack

(C. pepo) First offered by Seed Savers Exchange member Glenn Drowns in the 1984 Yearbook from USDA seed. 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.

Growing Instructions

Direct seed: 1' deep. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills, with 6-8 seeds per hill, after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Thin to 3-4 plants per hill. 

Transplant (recommended for shorter growing seasons): Start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting out.  Harden off.  Transplant 16-18" in row, 16-24" between rows.