Pumpkin Dill's Atlantic Giant Seed - Non Gmo - Heirloom Seeds – Pumpkin Seeds B5

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For giant pumpkin contests. Add intrigue to your pick-your-own patch or farm market with your own giant pumpkins! This variety is easy to grow but requires plenty of space, as vines spread 25' or more. Fruit often weigh 200 to 300 lbs. with average care, and the world record is over 2000 lbs.! These giant, deep-round, yellow-orange pumpkins add giant fun to fall markets!

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Soil Temp for Germ 65–85°F Seed Depth 1" Days to Emergence 5–10 Soil Temp for Transp 60°F Plant Spacing 3–4' Row Spacing 4–6' Fertilizer Needs High Minimum Germination 75% Seeds per Gram Listed per variety Seed Life 3 years Average Weight: 200-300+ pounds Seeding depth: 1 - 1.5 inches Germination days: 6 - 12 days Maturation days: 125 days

This traditional ornament of the autumn harvest is good for much more than jack-o-lanterns and pies. High in fiber and essential minerals, their colorful orange flesh signifies an abundance of the antioxidant beta-carotene.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture • Pumpkins require uniform irrigation totaling 15-20 inches of water during the growing season • Bee attractant flowers or beehives will help yields — misshapen or non-developing fruit is often the result of poor pollination

Direct Sowing • Plant after frost danger when soil warms to 65°F • Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill • Keep soil evenly moist but not wet as too much moisture causes seed to rot • Bush varieties: sow 3-4 feet apart • Vining varieties: sow 4-5 feet apart

Transplanting • Start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to the anticipated transplant date in 4 inch pots • Work in shovelful of compost and 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer into hill • Transplant carefully as to not disturb roots

Insects & Diseases • Common insects: Cucumber beetles and squash bugs • Insect control: Pyrethrin • Common diseases: Various wilts, leaf spots mildews, and various viral diseases • Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage • Leave on vine until fully mature, rinds should be firm • Pumpkins can tolerate a light frost, but must be protected from a hard frost • Dry gourds: Wash gently in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach, carefully removing all dirt, then store in a warm, dry location • Store at 55-70°F and 70% relative humidity

KEY TO PUMPKIN DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE HR indicates high resistance. IR indicates intermediate resistance. PM | Powdery Mildew