Howden Pumpkin Seeds
Howden Pumpkins PM5-10

Howden Pumpkin Seeds

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SKU PM5-20
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Canada Canada
Planting Instructions
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115 days. Cucurbita pepo. Open Pollinated. Howden Pumpkin. The plant produces big 15 lb bright orange Halloween pumpkins. These are the original Jack O Lantern pumpkins you see sold at supermarkets and roadside farm stands. Developed by John Howden in the early 1970s. Pumpkins vary in size and shape and have strong handles for making Jack O Lanterns. An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets! United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 95170.

Lot No: 199642

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/23

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring/Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow/Direct Sow

Cucurbita maxima

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"70 F to 85 F 7 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 3 - 4 ft Apart 4 - 6 ft Hills 3 - 4 ft Apart100 - 120 days
Pumpkin Seed Planting Information:

Choose the sunniest and largest area in your garden. Plant 5 to 7 seeds outdoors in hills. Planting should in early spring to mid-summer, 3 weeks after last frost and when soil has warmed up to at least 70 F. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening pumpkins from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut pumpkins carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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