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Knucklehead Pumpkin

Knucklehead Pumpkin

PU723

C. pepo 105 days. Even without carving, Knucklehead gives you more character in a pumpkin than imaginable. As they develop, their rind blisters up into an almost unbelievable, bumpy, warty terrain. The fruit ripen from forest green to a solid, deep orange. Add a face and you've got the ultimate, special effects jack-o'-lantern! Hefty fruit average 12-16 pounds with a well-proportioned, slightly elongated shape, 12 inches high and 10 inches wide.

   Hybrid Variety
  • PU723/S
  • 15 seeds
  • $3.95

  • PU723/P
  • 50 seeds
  • $8.95

  • PU723/B
  • 250 seeds
  • $35.00

  • PU723C2
  • 500 seeds
  • $64.25

  • PU723C3
  • 1M seeds
  • $96.45

  • PU723C4
  • 5M
  • $453.75
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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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Impossible to carve!
Nov 6, 2013  |  By Meredith S.
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Beautiful on it's own. Ripened to perfect orange and ghoulish completion. The shell is so hard, its impossible to carve (maybe with an electric knife or chain-saw). I think its a candidate for pumpkin scarring.
More Next Year!
Oct 5, 2012  |  By Barb Quaas
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LOVED these! Ugly enough but beautiful,too! Survived the drought with daily soaking...easy to grow...will try 'Goosebumps' also.