Pumpkins

Magic Lantern Pumpkin

Magic Lantern Pumpkin

PU725

C. pepo 95 days. One of our best discoveries for Halloween pumpkins. Its heavy crown set will give you an early crop in plenty of time for Halloween. The dark orange fruit have medium ribbing, sit 16 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and weigh 16-24 pounds. The vigorous, compact vines fit well in smaller gardens. A real winner that's just right for kid picking! PM.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 6 seeds per gram.
  • PU725/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.95

  • PU725/P
  • 7 grams
  • $7.35

  • PU725/B
  • 1 oz
  • $19.95
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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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Poor germination
Jun 19, 2014  |  By Ron Miller
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I planted these this spring (2014) I have previously planted this variety (seed from a different vendor) and have had excellent results. These are a wonderful carving pumpkin. But this year I had about 20% germination. I planted 4 hills with about 5 seeds each and each hill had 1 seedling come up. Other pumpkins from other vendors planted the same day in the same plot all had 80% or better germination.