Tan, blocky fruit with thick necks and a small seed cavity have intense orange flesh. Vigorous productive, semi-vines offer some Powdery Mildew tolerance. 3-4 lb. fruits with good post harvest shelf life. Grow along with other butternuts for a full range of sizes. Intermediate resistance to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus.
BEST TO START OUTDOORS
Pumpkins need full sun, rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. Wait to plant until temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C) day and night. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 3 feet apart and 1 inch deep in rows 4 feet apart. Thin to 1 strong seedling per group to give vines room to spread.
Or, make slightly mounded hills 2 to 3 feet across and 8 ft. apart and plant 4 to 5 seeds of one variety in each hill. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, thin to 3 seedlings per hill. Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with plastic berry baskets at sowing time, removing before young plants get crowded.
HARVEST AND USE
All pumpkins need to mature properly, so wait to pick until rinds are fully colored and tough enough to resist piercing with a fingernail and vines have died back. Then cut, leaving a good stem handle. Let them cure for 10 days in the sun, then store in a cool dry place and they’ll keep for months.
Seeding depth: 1 - 1.5 inches
Germination days: 6 - 12 days
Maturation days: 110-120 days