Exotic Jarrahdale Blue Pumpkin Seeds from Queensland Moon Doll Vegetable Seed, Organic, NonGMO

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

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. 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.

Full Sun
Sprouts in 5-10 Days
Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
Seed Depth: 1/2-1 inch
Plant Spacing: 18-36"
Frost Hardy: No
Cucurbita maxima
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.

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.

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.