New! A pink pumpkin with intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.
Stretch your boundaries of pumpkin colors, and add diversity to fall ornamental displays with the unique color of Porcelain Doll. Add the fact that the sweet flesh can be used for pies, soups, and other gourmet delights to the eye-catching aspect, and you have a truly impressive pumpkin. Full vines bear blocky, deeply ribbed fruit averaging 16-24 lb. Avg. yield 2-3 fruits/plant. Harvest Tip: Wait until fruits turn fully pink and handles appear "corky" in appearance. Avg. 1,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
Note: This is a long vine plant that requires 30"-48" in-row spacing.
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'.