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Beppo Pumpkin

Beppo Pumpkin

PU735

C. pepo 100 days. This dual-purpose pumpkin has delicious, nutritious seeds, and it's decorative too! Beppo holds masses of hulless seeds that are loaded with natural nutty goodness. The seeds contain a wholesome oil. Grown primarily for its tasty seeds and striking ornamental quality, we found its flesh poorly suited for cooking or baking, and will be best appreciated by your chickens or worm compost. Plants yield harvests of 2-3, medium-sized, 10-14 pound fruits each. Its orange-colored skin is heavily ridged with contrasting green stripes.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 5 seeds per gram.
  • PU735/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.55

  • PU735/P
  • 7 grams
  • $5.85

  • PU735/B
  • 1 oz
  • $15.95

  • PU735C1
  • 1/4 lb
  • $45.80

  • PU735C2
  • 1 lb
  • $112.50
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  • Customer Reviews (3)
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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oilseed pumpkin/winter squash
Dec 30, 2017  |  By Jeff
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Made a comment about the use of this seed plant for oil, but Territorial's system wouldn't accept it. Too bad.
great pumkin
Dec 18, 2017  |  By bill
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Had 80% germination, but the drought took most the plants and I ended up with 6 pumpkins about two lbs off 4 plants. Very resistant to squash bugs. The flesh is comparable in flavor to a slightly sweet russet potato. The seeds are very nutty in flavor. The flesh makes a great casserole.
Poor germination
Jun 19, 2014  |  By Ron Miller
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We planted this this spring (2014) and it had very poor germination. There were only 16 to 18 seeds in the package. I planted three hills with 5 or 6 seeds planning to thin later. One hill had two plants come up, the other three had none. Another pumpkin from territorial also had about 20% germination. My other pumpkins from other companies, planted the same day in the same plot all had over 80% germination.