Pumpkin Atlantic Giant Seeds

Pumpkin Atlantic Giant Seeds

Cucurbita maxima

Item #0296

120 days. Want to grow a monster pumpkin? Start with Atlantic Giant. In the right conditions, Atlantic Giant pumpkins can reach an eye-popping size. Whether you grow a record breaker or not, you’ll have a lot of pumpkin to carve for Halloween or to make into pies and soups. Buddy, Botanical Interests’ garden-loving dog, only laments that they grow too large for him to play with! Tips for growing giant pumpkins inside packet.

This packet sows 2 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth:
1"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:
10'-20' apart

Thinning:
When several leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

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

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant when soil is at least 60°F.

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. Cure in a sunny window or porch at 75°–80°F for 1 to 2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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