Squash, Cornfield Pumpkin

Squash, Cornfield Pumpkin

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