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Pumpkin Seeds, Spookie

Cucurbita pepo
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Spookie is the perfect pumpkin to add some spook to your creative carving ideas or turn into an outstanding dessert! Yields a wonderful crop of 2.7-4.5 kg (6-10 lb.) fruits of excellent quality. A perfect combination of smooth hard red-orange skin on the outside and fine textured sweet yellow-orange flesh inside. An excellent gardening project!

  • SKU: 142261
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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:
90 to 110 days
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  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
  • Fill Weight (grams): 1.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 9-12
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet, rich-textured flesh
  • 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: Excellent choice for baking or pies.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Pumpkin seeds can be sown directly in the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be between 18°- 35°C (65°- 95°F). Plant 2-3 seeds in mounds 1.5-1.8 m (5-6') apart. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 2.5 cm (1") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions.

    For an earlier crop, pumpkin seeds can be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant and row spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist, but not soggy while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
  • Seed Spacing: 5-6 per hill or 5 cm (2")
  • Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
  • Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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