Pumpkins

Naked Bear Pumpkin

Naked Bear Pumpkin

PU722

C. pepo 105 days. Now you truly can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too with this uncompromising pumpkin. A dual-use variety, it produces 2-4 pound, dark orange fruit with sweet, rich flesh for baking and hulless, or dare we say, bare naked seeds for snacking. From creamy, spiced pies to nutty, nutritious seeds, Naked Bear does it all. IR: PM.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 5 seeds per gram.
  • PU722/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.65

  • PU722/P
  • 7 grams
  • $5.95

  • PU722/B
  • 1 oz
  • $18.95

  • PU722C1
  • 500 seeds
  • $47.35

  • PU722C2
  • 1M
  • $73.85

  • PU722C3
  • 5M
  • $329.25
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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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Donna
Jan 21, 2019  |  By Donna
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I have grown this little pumpkin for 2 years here in Maryland. With last year's VERY wet season, they all cracked, but the seeds were still wonderful. Previous year was a normal weather year and they matured nicely. Cook with olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt - yum! I haven't tried cooking the flesh, I need to.