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Pumpkin

Connecticut Field
Pumpkin Connecticut Field

Halloween Type, Good For Carving, High in Vitamin A

Description

Pumpkins and Squash originated in Mexico and Central America and were first used in North America by the Indians. Pumpkins, which are related to squash, need a long warm season to develop. Connecticut Field is a large size that can also be used for cooking.

  • Seed Depth: 1 in.
  • Row Spacing: 72 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 3 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 36 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 100-120

Planting

Pumpkins are a warm season plant and seed should be planted in warm soil in mid to late spring.

Care

Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Mulch regularly to keep weeds down and retain moisture. Fertilize twice during the growing season with 5-10-10 or equivalent fertilizer. Water regularly but deeply.

Harvest

Do not handle green pumpkins more than necessary as they bruise easily. Harvest when the vine dies.

Hint

To monogram a pumpkin, scratch a name into the fruit before the shell hardens (late August-early September). The inscription will harden over and become more distinguishable as the pumpkin matures.

Nutrional Value

Very high in Vitamin A, low in sodium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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