Jack O'Lantern is THE perfect Halloween pumpkin. Smooth, bright orange skin is firm and excellent for carving. With pumpkins averaging 4.5 kg (10 lbs), this versatile variety is also fine grained and excellent for pies.
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Mild and not as sweet as other varieties
Preparation Ideas: Can be used for pies, but best used as jack o'lanterns.
Days to Germination: 8 to 10 days
Days to Maturity: 110 days
Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
Instructions: Sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 1 foot across. Choose an area with full sun after any chance of frost has passed. Thin to 3 plants per hill when 1 inch tall. When vines are 3 inches high, thin to the strongest plant in each hill. Use a heavy organic mulch to control weeds. After harvest, allow to stand in garden a few days until skin hardens, then store in a cool, dry place.
Suggestions: From late summer on, remove any blossoms or new fruit to enhance growth on fruit that is already formed.
Product Weight: 3 grams