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Neon Pumpkin

Neon Pumpkin

PU719

C. pepo 80 days. We saw Neon glowing orange in our pumpkin trials far earlier than any other variety. Ripening extra early to accelerate the pumpkin harvest, you can start picking up to a month earlier than many other pumpkins. Just right for pies and jack-o-lanterns, the 7-8 pound, uniform globes measure about 10 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches tall. Semi-bush plants.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 5 seeds per gram.
  • PU719/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.45

  • PU719/P
  • 7 grams
  • $5.60

  • PU719/B
  • 1 oz
  • $15.95

  • PU719C2
  • 1/4 lb
  • $48.50

  • PU719C3
  • 1 lb
  • $163.00
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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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Neon Pumpkins are a hit.
Aug 19, 2015  |  By Tom A
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This variety was a great success for us in 2015. Plants grew fast and set fruit by in June and are now ready to harvest mid-August. We kept fruits at one or two per plant and they grew to an 8 pound size with a bright orange color. This would be a sure win good garden project for kids.