Exotic Jarrahdale Blue Pumpkin Seeds Cucurbita maxima, Vegetable Seed, Organic, Heirloom NonGMO B10

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Stunning heirloom pumpkin from New Zealand with stunning blue-green skin.

Jarrahdale pumpkins are a stunning blue green on the outside with a deep orange on the inside. Lovely and decorative, this pumpkin with stunning blue-green skin comes to us from the town of Jarrahdale in New Zealand. Weighing in the 8-10 lb. range and 10" tall, the flattened, firm-ribbed fruits have mild, slightly sweet, almost fruity, golden-yellow flesh that's highly aromatic. Nicely ribbed, these are a Jack O' Lantern fancy pumpkin.

Authentic Jarrahdale seeds to grow blue pumpkins about the size of a basketball. Great for fall decor, farmers market or just making your garden more exotic. Australian variety is very unusual. The skin is an attractive ribbed blue-gray. Ten-pound fruit can be 34 inches around and the flesh is orange and sweet. Stores well.

Full Sun Sprouts in 5-10 Days Ideal Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF Seed Depth: 1/2-1 inch Plant Spacing: 18-36" Frost Hardy: No Cucurbita maxima 100 Days to Full Maturity - Annual Crop - Not Intended to Over-winter - All Zones in the U.S.A Our pumpkins are all Heirloom, Non-GMO, Open Pollinated and beyond organic. Sustainable Seed Company - Family Owned & Operated - Premium Quality - Ethical & Sustainable Seeds

Growing Tips: Direct seed, or set out transplants after the last frost date. Don’t let transplants become rootbound; don't disturb roots while transplanting. Needs rich soil. Harvest when rinds become very hard.

Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

Very good keeper. Showy and makes a spectacular presentation with orange pumpkins. Excellent for market grower or home gardener.

How to Sow and Plant Sow in fertile, warm soil after the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds directly in the garden. Give large-fruited pumpkins plenty of room to ramble. For improved drainage sow in mounds, or hills of soil 12 inches in diameter, 6-8 inches tall. Sow in groups 4-6 seed about 3 inches apart. Each group should be about 4-6 feet apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil and firm lightly. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Do not plant pumpkins and other squash family crops in the same spot 2 years in a row.

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 36-48" apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48".

How to Grow Thin seedlings to 2-3 per group when they are 1-2 inches high Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space, and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or using a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Pumpkins are “dioecious” having both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later. Do not move or step on vines as they are quite fragile. Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area. If you are trying to grow extra-large pumpkins, allow only one fruit per plant to mature. Beds of vigorous, sprawling pumpkin vines can be bordered by corn, towering pole beans, sunflowers, and other trellised or vine vegetables.

Harvest: Before heavy frost. Determine ripeness when the skin has turned color and becomes dull dry. You will be unable to create a dent when pressing your thumbnail into it. Leave two inches of the stem on the squash and manage carefully so there is no damage which can shorten storage life. Cure for 7-10 days in the sun to harden the rind and increase storage quality. Wipe any debris off skin before storing in a cool dark place with 50-55ºF temperatures and 50-65% humidity.

Jarrahdale squash, raw Amount Per 1 cup, cubes (116 g) Calories 40 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0.2 g 0% Saturated fat 0 g 0% Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 5 mg 0% Potassium 406 mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3% Dietary fiber 1.7 g 6% Sugar 2.6 g Protein 1.1 g 2% Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 23% Calcium 3% Iron 3% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10% Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 4% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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