Pumpkins

Winter Luxury Pumpkin Conventional & Organic

Winter Luxury Pumpkin Conventional & Organic

PU733

C. pepo 105 days. In search of the ultimate pie pumpkin, we grew extensive 'pie-class' trials and held a blind taste-off of all our pie pumpkin variety entrants. Winter Luxury comfortably commandeered first place from our panel of judges for outstanding flavor and texture. With thick flesh that's dense and sweet, there's plenty for a couple of pies. The 5–7 pound beauties are flawlessly formed, rounded fruit with orange skin that's netted in a fine veil like the ghost of a cantaloupe rind. In the field, the unusual skin texture gives this squash a rich, velvety appearance befitting of its name. Although this incredible variety dates back to 1893, we've just recently re-discovered its exquisite pie qualities, and are overjoyed that we did!

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 6 seeds per gram.
  • PU733/S
  • 3 grams
  • $2.95

  • PU733/L
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $3.35

  • PU733/P
  • 7 grams
  • $4.55

  • PU733/M
  • 7 grams Organic
  • $5.45

  • PU733/B
  • 1 oz
  • $7.95

  • PU733/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $11.95

  • PU733C2
  • 1/4 lb
  • $19.25

  • PU733C3
  • 1 lb
  • $57.35
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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°FSee belowSee below75%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 or Azatrol
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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Feb 1, 2016  |  By Jess
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I originally found this variety at a farm a couple cities away from where I live. I bought a couple and cooked them into breads and a pie. It was the best I've ever had! The flavor was nutty and smooth. Texture was so velvety and the smell was great. Usually squashes can put off a weird smell while you cook them, but this one made me hungry right away. Easy to process, seeds are very plump. This past summer, I planted 4 seeds and all 4 germinated and got 12 pumpkins from these 4 plants. The spread was pretty far, though. They took up a lot of space in the garden, but I didn't mind because they are well worth growing. I grew them alongside mini pumpkins and Butterpies. The Butterpies had a wicked case of powdery mildew, but the Luxury pumpkins seemed to do well even with all of the problems of PM.