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Big Max Pumpkin
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Big Max Pumpkin

Biggest All-Purpose Pumpkin

Handsome pumpkins, up to 100 lbs. or more, make excellent pies and impressive jack-o'-lanterns. Fine-grained, bright orange flesh is great for canning or freezing. 110 DAYS.
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  • Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo 'Big Max'
  • Height: 24 inches.
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 seeds to a hill, hills 6 feet apart.
  • Depth: 1 inch.
  • Spread: Vine
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer.
  • Fruit: Red-orange skin and thick, bright orange flesh.
  • Days To Maturity: 110 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9.
  • Germination: 6 - 10 days.
  • Form: Vine, annual.
  • Flower Form: Yellow blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained and fertilized soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: Lightly cultivate or mulch to reduce weeds.
  • Size: Squash-type pumpkins that grow up to 100 pounds or more.
  • Comments: Planting: Sow seed when the weather is warm and all danger of frost is past. Pumpkins prefer rich, well-fertilized soil. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 4 - 5 to a hill, spacing hills 6 feet apart. Germination should take place in 6 - 10 days. Care: Cultivate or mulch to reduce weeds. Water well during dry weather. After seedlings grow 2 inches tall, thin to 2 plants per hill. Harvest: Harvest fruits when the skin has turned completely orange. Cut from the vine, leaving a 2 - 3 inch stem attached to the fruit. Store in a warm, dry spot. This variety produces squash-type pumpkins that grow to 100 pounds, with red-orange skin and thick, bright orange flesh.

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