} BLISS Pumpkin Seed,Cucurbita moschata, Spiciality winter Squash

BLISS Pumpkin Seed,Cucurbita moschata, Spiciality winter Squash

$ 5.49
SKU P24288S

Mottled appearance resembles a frog's skin.

This Asian Pumpkin is a mottled combination of green and orange with long, thin handles. A truly unusual coloration on the avg. 5-7 lb. fruit. The beautiful, dark yellow to orange flesh is best for savory dishes, such as curries. Vigorous plants with later maturity. SCIENTIFIC NAME:Cucurbita pepo
CULTURE:Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8–6.8 is best. Plastic mulch and fabric row covers (AG-19 grade) can aide plant establishment and exclude insect pests during the seedling stage. Row covers should be removed when plants begin to flower. Poor fruit development may indicate insufficient pollination. Time plantings so that varieties will mature for the fall market. Overexposure to sun in the field after maturity and foliage dieback reduces fruit and handle color quality.
TRANSPLANTING:Sow 2-3 seeds per 2" container or plug flat about 3 weeks prior to transplanting. Germinate at 75-95°F/24-35°C. Thin with scissors to 1 plant/container or cell with scissors. Harden plants 4–7 days prior to transplanting. After danger of frost has passed, transplant out according to the spacing recommendations for each variety. Handle seedlings carefully; minimal root disturbance is best.
DIRECT SEEDING:Sow in late spring when soil is at least 70°F/21°C and frost danger has passed. Sow 2 seeds at the appropriate spacing interval for the variety's vine length, 1/2-1" deep. Thin to 1 plant per spacing interval after seedlings are established.
PLANT SPACING:For between-row spacing, bush plants require 4-5', short-vine habits require 6' and long-vine habits generally require 12'. In-row spacing varies depending on fruit size and is generally: small, 18-24"; medium, 24-36" and large to extra-large, 36-72". Spacing requirements may vary, so check for individual variety recommendations.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Frank Laufenberg
Customer favorite pumpkin at our Pumpkin Patch!

Great seed - we get a hearty harvest every time we use your seed.