Big Max Pumpkin Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 5 mounds.
5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Big Max' is the choice of giant pumpkin growers. Unlike some large pumpkins that are just blobs, 'Big Max' is round and has smooth, light-orange skin and is perfect for Halloween carving or other holiday decorations. To achieve maximum size, grow one pumpkin per vine, water and fertilize regularly. Excellent for canning (many cans!) or pumpkin pies (many pies!).
$4.29 4 grams (~10 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima

Days to Maturity: 120 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 10'–15' vines. 'Big Max' needs lots of room to grow!

Variety Information: Bright orange skin with 3"–4" thick yellowish-orange flesh. Huge pumpkins can reach 20" diameter and 100 pounds or more! 'Big Max' was introduced in 1964.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant after your average last frost date, when weather is warm and settled.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 8'–10' apart

Thinning: When several leaves, thin to 1 per mound

Harvesting: Harvest pumpkins before the first fall frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 3"–-4" of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin may rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Ideally, cure at 80°-85°F and 80–85% humidity or a warm, sunny spot with good air circulation for 1 to 2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

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Big Max Pumpkin Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Love these Giant Pumpkins!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2019
My kids planted 20 of these to sell. They grew to be about 30-40 lbs each. We struggled with squash vine borer, but the kids dug out the grubs and were able to save the plants. Will definitely grow again!
Heather from PA
Owner Response: Hi Heather, This sounds so fun! You can help evade the squash vine borers by hilling the soil around the stem, up to the first leaf. Also, it helps to scout for eggs by the soil like from time to time, which is where the moth lays them. Happy gardening!


5 out of 5 stars Dec 27, 2021
These seeds worked great, we got 3 large pumpkins all near 60lbs. They made good soups as well. Not the prettiest of pumpkins, but fun..
Ellison from UT

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