Pumpkin - Crookneck
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