Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).

All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)

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Bred by Johnny's

Seeds and accessories are bred and developed by Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Easy Choice

Easy Choice

Variety is easy-to-grow.

Plant Variety Protected

Plant Variety Protected

Baby Bear
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Baby Bear

600

Product ID: 600

Kids love this perfect mini pumpkin.

Baby Bear is a unique size and shape, and the deep orange, 1 1/2-2 1/2-lb. fruits are about half the size of a normal pie pumpkin. With slender, sturdy, easy-to-grip handles, they are very appealing to children. In addition to its decorative use, the flesh is good for pies and the semi-hulless seeds are good for roasted snacks. High yield potential, avg. 8 fruits/plant. Superior storage quality. AAS winner. Order 600T (Treated) or 600 (Untreated). Avg. 3,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

Product Price Qty
600Packet  $3.65 
600250 Seeds  $6.30 
600500 Seeds  $10.90 
6001,000 Seeds  $19.40 
6005,000 Seeds  $85.95 
60025,000 Seeds  $376.25 
600100,000 Seeds  $1,341.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   105

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners   Bred by Johnny's   Easy Choice   Plant Variety Protected  

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Watch slideshow of Baby Bear seed processing from our Research Farm in Albion, Maine:








Growing Information

Pumpkins



CULTURE: Refer to "Winter Squash".
PLANT SPACING:
Medium- and large-fruited pumpkin varieties need plenty of growing room for sufficient sunlight penetration for successful fruiting, and to grow to their fruit size potential. 6' row spacing is recommended. See tables for individual plant spacing per variety.
TIMING:
Sow pumpkins to mature in Sept. for the fall decorating market. Too many days of sun on fruits in the field after maturity will bleach handles and sunscald the fruits.
HARVEST:
Before frost or after 1 or 2 light frosts. Clip stems close to the vine. Use care to avoid gouging or bruising. Avoid lifting fruits by handles. Store under cover with plenty of air. White pumpkins should be harvested once foliage starts to die back and placed under cover. Direct sunlight will cause white skin to turn yellow.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:
250 seeds/125', 500 seeds/250', 1,000 seeds/500', 15M/acre @ 2 seeds/ft rows 6' apart.
TRANSPLANTING:
Sow 2 seeds in 1 1/2-2" cell-type containers or pots. Thin to 1-2 plants/pot with scissors. Harden plants 4-7 days by reducing fertilizer, water, and temperature, and moving flats outside if there is no frost danger. Transplant out after frost danger; earlier only if plants are to be covered with floating row covers. . Place about 18" apart for bush and small-fruited varieties and 24-36" for vining and large-fruited types. Take care not to disturb roots!
SEED SPECS:
SEEDS/LB.: 2,300-4,000 (avg. 2,800).
PACKET:
30 seeds sows 15'.


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