Red Warty Thing Pumpkin Seeds

This packet sows up to 3 mounds.
5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Developed from the 1897 heirloom 'Victor', which spent years in storage at the U.S. Seed Bank. Peculiar looking, but renowned for delicious flavor and fine texture. The bumpy, thick, red-orange skin protects the 10–20 pound pumpkins, allowing them to store for many months. Whether you carve it or eat it, 'Red Warty Thing' is sure to receive a lot of oohs and ahhs! 1–2 fruits on 10'–15' vines.
$4.29 8 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima

Days to Maturity: 110 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Southern South America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 10'–15' vines

Variety Information: 15"–18" diameter fruits weighing 18–20 pounds each, with bright red-orange, highly warted skin. 'Red Warty Thing' is a cross between 'American Turban' and 'Hubbard'-type squash, making it more of a squash than a pumpkin. Amount of "wartiness" can vary from fruit to fruit

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: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: When several leaves, thin to 1 –2 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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Red Warty Thing Pumpkin Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Red Warty Thing - Grandkids Favorite

5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2019
Not is the name unusual, but this amazing variety was a favorite of my grandchildren here on the plains of Kansas. We planted this heirloom variety in the late spring and watched the vines grow throughout the summer. The children learned about combating the evil squash bugs, squash beetles and squash vine borers up until harvest. We recommend this variety!!!
David L from KS

Excited to Grow Again

5 out of 5 stars Jan 29, 2022
Beautiful pumpkin just as pictured! This was my first successful attempt at a non-mini pumpkin, and after trying a few other varieties to much less success in the past years I'm excited to grow Red Warty Thing again this year with my garden-curious toddler.
Darcy from NV

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