Pumpkin Jack Be Little Seeds

Pumpkin Jack Be Little Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #0142

95 days. These tiny pumpkins are 3" - 4" across and 2" tall. Compact vines
(3' - 5' long) grow 6 - 10 fruits on each plant. They can be grown in a large container and trellised to grow vertically. Decorate with paint or glitter for pretty accents (indoors or outside) that can last until spring. Or, fill with your favorite stuffing, casserole or custard for a fun appetizer. When growing in containers, use one that is at least 5-gallons, and 18" deep; only 1 plant per container.

This packet sows 5 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:

When seedling has several leaves
thin to 2
per mound

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature has risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 3 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves.

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 will rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Cure in a sunny window or porch at 75-80°F for 1-2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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