Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Pumpkin - Crookneck

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Pumpkin - Crookneck    

Cucurbita moschata

An old heirloom variety from Pennsylvania dating to the 1800s. This pumpkin is ancestor to the butternut pumpkin, yet the wonderfully curved neck means more pumpkin flesh and less seeds. A sweet, nutty flavour, and an impressive backyard grow.

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