Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo 'Jack-Be-Little'
Height: 24 in
Spacing: 5-8 feet between hills
Depth: 2 in
Spread: 10-15 ft
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Yield: 8-20 fruits per plant
Fruit: deep orange rind with firm flesh . Flattened, deeply ribbed fruits
Days To Maturity: 100days
Form: Vine Flowers.Females 1-2 wks after the male
Soil Requirements: rich, well drained, sandy loam, pH 7.0-7.8
Seed Count: pkt=25, 1/4 oz. is about 125 seeds, and 1 oz. is about 500 seeds
Size: 2 x 3 in 3-4oz. fruits
Comments: Cute Halloween handouts. Procuces up to 20 fruits per plant. Stores 12 months if properly cured. Feed with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Pumpkin seeds will not germinate in cold, wet soil.\For the best crop, water equivilant to one inch of rainfall weekly. Deep soakings are better than light sprinklings. Place straw under pumpkins. All pumpkin varieties may be used in cooking. All are edible!