Pumpkins

Full Moon Pumpkin

Full Moon Pumpkin

PU718

C. maxima 110-115 days. As luminous and big as the full moon, this enormous, white pumpkin will eclipse all others in the pumpkin patch. Easily reaching a bulky 25 inches tall and 30 inches in diameter, this smooth-skinned behemoth weighs in from 60-90 pounds! A staggering display as a jack-o'-lantern (if you can manage to hoist it onto your porch). The search is finally over for a white giant pumpkin.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 4 seeds per gram.
  • PU718/S
  • 3 grams
  • $4.85

  • PU718/P
  • 7 grams
  • $8.95

  • PU718/B
  • 1 oz
  • $26.95
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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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Excellent and Unique
Feb 2, 2013  |  By Kevin
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I am sure most people have seen the common white pumpkins in the store or pumpkin patch, expensive, not really that large, and difficult to carve. These absolutely blow those out of the water. Every time, every season, no matter how tough, these plants will produce large and beautiful pumpkins. Without difficulty, I found these plants to be vigorous and very resistant to disease. While others kinds fell victim to powdery mildew, these kept chugging along. They do tend to start producing later in the season, but once they do, the pumpkins grow fast and very large. I could barely carry one. The flesh isn't as thick as the other white pumpkin, making this a breeze to carve, with less preparation. I actually made a Death Star out of one! Very rewarding and fun.