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Pumpkin Jack O'Lantern - McKenzie Seeds

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Cucurbita pepo

  • Open Pollinated
  • Mild and not as sweet as other varieties
  • 8 to 10 days to germination 
  • 110 days to maturity 
  • Great for pies and Jack O'Lanterns

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.

3g. (Approx. 17-20 seeds)

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.

Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")

Plantling Spacing: 3 per hill

Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')

SUGGESTIONS

From late summer on, remove any blossoms or new fruit to enhance growth on fruit that is already formed.

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