Warm Weather Veggies

Blaze Pumpkin

Blaze Pumpkin


C. pepo 100 days. Blaze is a guaranteed show-stopper. This little pumpkin is attractive, even without carving or painting. Measuring 7 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall, the squat fruit are adorned in fiery lemon yellow with deep orange banding and spots on the smooth skin. Your fall decorations will pop with Blaze, and its long shelf life is an extra bonus. Vigorous, disease-resistant and compact, the vines reach only about 4 feet long and produce an average of 5 or more fruit per plant. PM.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 6 seeds per gram.
  • PU740/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.85

  • PU740/P
  • 7 grams
  • $7.35

  • PU740/B
  • 1 oz
  • $25.95
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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.

• 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

• 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

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
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