Halloween Type, Good For Carving, High in Vitamin A
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
Pumpkins are a warm season plant and seed should be planted in warm soil in mid to late spring.
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.
Do not handle green pumpkins more than necessary as they bruise easily. Harvest when the vine dies.
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.
Very high in Vitamin A, low in sodium.Growing Guide and Additional Tips