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About This Plant...
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus and species: Cucurbita pepo var. pepo
Growing Season: summer
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 1 week after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 3/4 inch
Days to maturity: 75-100 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 36-60 inches
Spacing between rows: 72-96 inches
Growing On...
Pests: cucumber beetles, squash bugs
Diseases: mosaic virus, bacterial blight, powdery mildew, downy mildew, blossom end rot, fusarium wilt
Harvest: after vine dies, unless a frost is predicted
Growing tips: cure pumpkins in a warm, ventilated room for 1 to 2 weeks before storing for the winter


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