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Pumpkin Seeds, Small Sugar

Cucurbita pepo
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Small Sugar pumpkins are the piemaker’s favorite. Boasting sweet flavour and thick, meaty flesh it's no wonder it's a favorite. Matures to 15 to 20 cm (6-8") with orange, fine-textured flesh enclosing a small seed cavity. This versatile variety can be frozen or used as decorative centrepieces as well.

  • SKU: 142260
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
8 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
110 days
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  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 15-18
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Earthy with a hint of nutty flavor
  • Companion Planting: Plant near pole beans, calendula, corn, marigolds, nasturtiums, oregano. Nasturtiums have the ability to shield against pumpkin and squash beetles. Oregano offers overall pest protection. Calendula acts as a deterrent for beetles and root nematodes. Squash is commonly planted alongside corn and beans, known as the "three sisters," to confuse the adult vine borer.
  • Preparation Ideas: Reheat oven to 325 F. Cut pumpkin in half. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and fibers. Cut the halves into chunks. Place the in a baking dish with flesh side up. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the baking dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until flesh is fork tender. Remove from oven and let the pumpkin cool. Remove flesh from peel and either mash like potatoes or puree in a blender. The puree can be used to make fresh pumpkin pie, muffins or cookies in recipes that call for pumpkin puree.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
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")
  • Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
  • Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
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  • From late summer on, remove any blossoms or new fruit to enhance growth on fruit that is already formed.

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