Vegetable Spaghetti, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

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 baked whole and then cut up and the yellow flesh, which resembles spaghetti, is raked out with a fork. The spaghetti pumpkin has hard peel and can be stored for a long time. A portion contains about 8 seeds.


 

Product number:3625
Scientific name:Cucurbita pepo
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:95
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: April–June
Sowing depth:3 cm
Germination time:6–10 days
Plant spacing:50–80 cm
Row spacing:90–130 cm
Height:200–300 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:August–September
Seeds/g:2–10 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Seed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Pumpkin plants have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.

Spacing

Between plants 50-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. 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. It is used in everything such as soups, casseroles, pies, desserts, marmalade and preserves.

Seed

About 6 seeds/g. 
A portion contains about 8 seeds.