Pumpkin, Marrow

     Cucurbita pepo and maxima
The marrow is a vigorous climber, botanically in the same group as summer squash. Its peel is harder, however, and it can be stored much longer. A few kinds have been classified as C. pepo (winter squash). The fruits are usually from pale-yellow to orange in colour and can grow very large. There are many records of several hundred kg. Here in the North we have, however, chiefly grown the oblong light yellow forms.
The pumpkin is not quite as heat loving as squash or cucumber but is grown in the same way. Read further under cultivating cucumber plants for advice.

SOWING: Read under summer squash.

SPACING:
The pumpkin is a climber and can become very large. Give it ample space!

HARVEST:
Harvest before frost harms the fruits. The pumpkin can be stored for several months without the heat treatment given to winter squash (maxima pumpkins excepted). It is used in everything such as soups, casseroles, pies, desserts, marmalade and preserves. Read in our booklet of recipes!

SEEDS:
2 "“ 10 seeds/g according to kind. There are seeds for 5 "“ 10 seedlings in one portion.
Vegetable Spaghetti, organic seeds
Spaghetti Pumpkin is a different kind of pumpkin, probably originating in Manchuria and Western China. The fruit is oval, weighs 2-4 kg (4-9 lbs.), and light-yellow in colour. It is usually boiled or ...

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New England Pie, organic
Is a beautifully orange pumpkin from USA, introduced before 1863. Since then it has been one of the most frequently grown sorts. The fruits are flattened spheres, weighing about 1.5 "“ 3 kg (3-6 lbs.)...

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Long Pie
Is a real food pumpkin of thick, orange, thread-free, sweet flesh. The fruit is oblong, 25 "“ 50 cm long and 8 "“ 15 cm wide and resembles an overgrown dark-green zucchini. In storage the colour total...

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Jack O´Lantern,, organic seeds
Is the pumpkin of Halloween and also very edible. Jack O´Lantern yields really big orange fruits in a decent summer. They easily weigh in at 5-10 kg and have a sweet, orange flesh suitable f...

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Howden, organic seeds
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Dills Atlantic Giant
Is the real giant with a world record of more than 600 kg. Normally it yields orange-salmon-pink fruits weighing 25 "“ 30 kg. If the plant gets lots of space, care, nutrients, sun and is allowed only ...

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Ornamental Gourd, organic seeds
This is a very decorative mixture of small early sorts, containing sorts like Apple, Pear, Nest-egg, Crown of thorns, Yellow-warted, Small Orange, Flat-Striped and others. The decorative pumpkins will...

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Lady Godiva
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Is a pumpkin with naked seeds named for the legend of Lady Godiva.  The fruits are flattened spheres and weigh between 1 "“ 6 kg (2-11 lbs.). The biggest ones yield big olive-green seeds, wholly ...

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Retzer Gold, organic
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Rouge vif de Etampes, organic seeds
Is a more than 100 years old French pumpkin with deep-red-orange peel. It is popular in Southern Europe with its large, flattened spherical fruits of 5 "“ 10kg (10-20 lbs.). There it is sold in segmen...

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