Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Pumpkin - Buttercup


Pumpkin - Buttercup

Cucurbita maxima

A dark green pumpkin with grey button on the base. It has dense, stringless flesh and nutty flavour. Produces 10-12 pumpkins per vine of 2-3kg in size.

Sow 3cm deep; Plant spacing at 90-120cm apart; Germination period between 5-10 days; Soil temperatures between 20˚C - 32˚C; Harvest time approx. 15-20 weeks.

They are inclined to take over a veggie patch, so grow in an area where they can spread out. They enjoy warm soil and are frost sensitive. For best results, grow in well drained, fertile soil high in organic matter. Consistent and plentiful moisture is required. Companions – sweet corn.

Seed quantity - 12