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Kandy Korn Plus Pumpkin

Kandy Korn Plus Pumpkin

PU711

C. pepo 85 days. These enchanting little carving pumpkins offer a very big payoff in a small space. At slightly over 4 inches in diameter and 3 1/2 inches tall, these impeccably uniform, golden-orange fruit are topped with a sturdy, broad, deep green handle and are just right for fall decorating indoors and out. The semi-bush plants send out short, 4-6 foot vines and set an astonishing dozen or more fruit per plant. IR: PM.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 10 seeds per gram.
  • PU711/S
  • 3 grams
  • $5.60

  • PU711/P
  • 7 grams
  • $11.40

  • PU711/B
  • 1 oz
  • $34.25

  • PU711C1
  • 500 seeds
  • $52.95

  • PU711C2
  • 1M
  • $82.85

  • PU711C3
  • 5M
  • $375.00
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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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Aug 31, 2018  |  By SUZANNE L WERNER
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I grew these for the first time this year, I didn't have much room left in the garden so I tossed 3 seeds into my flower beds and pretty much left them to fend for themselves ( my flower beds are largely neglected for the summers when it time for veg ) and these babies grew like crazy. Short manageable vines packed with little pumpkins. Next year I'm going to cover the front yard with them and let my trick or treaters take home a mini pumpkin as well as candy.