MY MICHIGAN GARDEN
Small Sugar Pumpkin
4-8' vine, 5-6# fruit
Planting Depth: ½-1"
Soil Temp, Germ: 70-90°F
Days to Germ.: 3-7
Plant Spacing: 3-4'
Days to Maturity: 100-110
Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)
Pumpkin is a warm-season vegetable that can be grown throughout much of
the United States. Besides being used as jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween,
pumpkins are used to make pies, custard, bread, cookies and soup.
The Small Sugar Pumpkin is a heirloom from the 1800s.
A classic for its high quality stringless, sweet flesh that makes delicious
pies. Lightly ribbed, orange 5-6 pound fruits are also perfect for small
spaces and for carving little jack-o-lanterns. Easy to grow.
Sow 2-3 seeds every 3-4 feet in rows 6-6 feet apart when danger of
frost has passed. Thin to 1 plant. Can be sown indoors 2-4 weeks
before last frost and transplanted very carefully to the garden.
Soil & Water:
Enrich soil heavily with mature manure. During germination keep entire seed ben
evenly moist. Keep well watered through maturity allowing soil surface to dry
Pick when pumpkin turns orange or before the first hard frost.
To keep for several months store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Pumpkin (rabbit cage)
Pumpkin July 3rd
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