Popular Name: Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo Plant Height: Plant Class: Pack quantity: 10 seeds Item code: 25213 Despatch: Within 5-7 days
Whether grown for its really sweet flavour or with Halloween in mind, our exclusive variety is sure to be in demand. The unusually long 'handles' are great for carrying the lanterns when flesh is scooped out from the side. If the pumpkin is left intact, the handle gives it a long storage period, even if kept outside. Fruits average about 2kg each, and the flesh is wonderful for soups, casseroles and pies.
SOW INDOORS in April-May singly on edge in pots, half-inch/1.5cm deep, in temperature of 60-680F/15-200C. Harden off late May, plant out June. SOW OUTDOORS in May-June, two seeds per station on edge. Thin out o the strongest seedling when plants are large enough to handle, spacing 3ft/90cm between plants. Harvest September-November. If carving to use as a lantern, hollow out from the side rather than from the top so as not to weaken the ‘handle’.
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