Pumpkins

Small Sugar Pumpkin

Small Sugar Pumpkin

PU716

C. pepo 110 days. An heirloom, Small Sugar pumpkins have very smooth textured, bright orange flesh and the finest flavor for making mouthwatering pies. Vines develop 4-6 round, orange, slightly ribbed, 7 inch diameter, scrumptious wonders.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 6 seeds per gram.
  • PU716/S
  • 3 grams
  • $2.55

  • PU716/L
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $2.95

  • PU716/P
  • 7 grams
  • $3.65

  • PU716/M
  • 7 grams Organic
  • $4.75

  • PU716/B
  • 1 oz
  • $5.95

  • PU716/N
  • 1 ounce Organic
  • $8.95
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  • Customer Reviews (4)
Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-85°F5-101"60°F3-4'4-6'75%3 yearsListed per varietyHigh


Cucurbita spp. This traditional ornament of the autumn harvest is good for much more than jack-o-lanterns and pies. High in fiber and essential minerals, their colorful orange flesh signifies an abundance of the antioxidant beta-carotene.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Pumpkins require uniform irrigation totaling 15-20 inches of water during the growing season
• Bee attractant flowers or beehives will help yields — misshapen or non-developing fruit is often the result of poor pollination

Direct Sowing
• Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot
• Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart
• Vining varieties: sow 4-5 feet apart

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots
• Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill
• Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Cucumber beetles and squash bugs
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: Various wilts, leaf spots mildews, and various viral diseases
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
• Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm
• Pumpkins can tolerate a light frost, but must be protected from a hard frost
Dry gourds: Wash gently in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach, carefully removing all dirt, then store in a warm, dry location
• Store at 55-70°F and 70% relative humidity

KEY TO PUMPKIN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
PM | Powdery Mildew
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Small Sugar
Dec 27, 2015  |  By Anne
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My first really good batch of pumpkins after trying other varieties under heavy insect and disease pressure in addition to unreliable weather patterns. With organic sprays except for zapping the occasional Squash Vine Borer moth out of the sky) and trimming each vine after it's first pumpkin, I was the only person around this year to get a good pumpkin harvest. Wet, cool, and then hot weather encouraged me to grow these in compost stuffed into a rotted straw bale. Success at last! Tasty and reliable.
such a treat
Dec 28, 2013  |  By Tatiana Podstavkova
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These are an absolute delight to both grow and eat! Give these babies A LOT of room - they grew almost a foot a day! I limited my plants to two pumpkins per plant. They matured quite quickly being about the size of a volleyball. Everyone's been blown away by my pumpkin bars and pumpkin cream cheese this year!
Way beyond Halloween
Jan 28, 2013  |  By Steve
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This little pumpkin has revolutionized our idea of pumpkins as a real, serious food source and not just a cute little jack-o-lantern. It is easy to grow. Produces many fruits per plant which are just the right size for pies and soups and curries. The soups have been way beyond my tastebud expectations. We will continue with this one. It is also a great keeper.
Early and sweet!
Oct 11, 2012  |  By Missy
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With our erratic frost patterns, we can rarely count on any varieties that take longer to grow. But I seeded this in the beginning of May, transplanted 2 weeks later, and harvested my first ripe pumpkin at the end of August. They bake up so well, and I have so many sitting in my windowsill right now.