Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Organic Seeds and Supplies

Organic Seeds and Supplies

For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested
from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or
pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Howden (OG)
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Howden (OG)

603G

Product ID: 603G

The standard large pumpkin.

Developed by John Howden of Massachusetts in the early 1970s, it defined "the look" in big Halloween pumpkins -- deep orange color, defined ribs, and good handles. They vary in shape and weight, typically averaging 25 lb. or larger. Avg. yield: 1-2 fruits/plant. While still nice in a good year, the new hybrids are more dependable in quality and yield. Originator's stock. Organically grown. Avg. 2,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

Product Price Qty
603GPacket  $3.95 
603G250 Seeds  $12.25 
603G500 Seeds  $21.25 
603G1,000 Seeds  $39.20 
603G5,000 Seeds  $168.30 
603G25,000 Seeds  $729.25 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   115

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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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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