Seed Savers Favorite - First offered by SSE member Glenn Drowns in the 1984 Yearbook from USDA seed. Our top choice for use as both a carving pumpkin and for fall decorations. Fruits are flattened, light-colored, thin-skinned, and weigh 12-15 pounds. Very sturdy stems rarely break off. Traditionally grown as a dual crop planted with field corn. 90 days.
Flattened, light skinned fruits
Fruits grow to 12-15 pounds
Sturdy stems rarely break off
Good for carving
Winter squash or pumpkin
Planting Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
Plant 1/2" deep
Hill 6-8 seeds together
Thin to 3-4 plants
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