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Connecticut Field Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita pepo)

$2.95
Item #:
631084
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631084
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

New World field pumpkins like this 19th century variety were grown in Thomas Jefferson's fields both for the Monticello table as well as for feeding the workhorses, cattle, sheep, and pigs in late summer. Connecticut Field Pumpkin is a traditional pumpkin good for pies, with yellow flesh and soft skin.

Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 5-7 seeds per 12"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill.  Pumpkins prefer moist but well-drained, fertile soil.  Harvest as the skin turns a uniform shade of orange, leaving a 4" stem for improved storage.  Approximately 15 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1" Rows or hills: 6' apart 100-120 12-18"H

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