Pumpkin Cucurbita spp.
How to sow pumpkin: Direct seed indoors (and transplant outside after seedlings are hardened off) or outdoors
Sun requirement for pumpkin: Plant in Full Sun
Pumpkin has been planted 25 times by Growstuff members.
Pumpkins are squash cultivars that are round to oval in shape with thick, slightly ribbed skin that varies from deep yellow to orange in color. Their flesh ranges from yellow to gold and has large seeds. Like other members of the Cucurbitaceae family, they grow on sprawling vines. Different varieties of pumpkins are grown for food or decoration.
Median lifespan22 weeks
First harvest expected18 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected22 weeks after planting
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