'Connecticut Field' - (Non-GMO) - Processing Pumpkin Seeds (Heirloom)
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
This variety is a great alternative to the 'small sugar pie or baking pumpkin' as it has a sweeter flesh. Larger size also allows you to have heavier yields for your baking at 9 to 11kg ( 22-25lbs.) Perfect shape for your halloween Jack O'lanterns as well.
120 Days to Harvest!
Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly outdoors in late May through early June 2.5 cm (1") deep in hills 2.4 m (8') apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Pumpkins do not transplant well--use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. For competition sized pumpkins, allow only two pumpkins per plant to mature. Protect mature pumpkins from frost and cold temperatures.
Blooming Season Begins: High Summer
Life Cycle: Annual
Propagation: Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
Days to Emergence: 7 to 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Vining
Height: Medium (30 to 50 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest: 120
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Latin: Cucurbita pepo