25 Seeds per pack
(Cucurbita maxima) 95 – 100 days. Jarradale Blue Pumpkin is a superb eating pumpkin from Australia similar to Sweet Meat. Very deeply ribbed 12 – 20 lb pumpkins have a hard blue grey skin with orange yellow sweet dry stringless flesh. Jarradale Blue is excellent for baking pies and is an excellent keeper.
Planting Instructions for Jarradale Blue Pumpkin Seeds
Jarradale Blue Pumpkins are a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start heirloom pumpkins indoors 3-4 weeks. before the last frost date in cooler climates or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant or transplant pumpkins to full sun. To direct seed, plant 4-5 pumpkins seeds 1″ deep, 6-8″ apart in a circle at the center of 3′ diameter hills, with a trench around each hill to aid water in reaching the root system. Thin to best 2-3 plants in each hill at the set of true leaves. Or plant pumpkin seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2-3′ apart. Space rows and hills 6-10′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days in soil 65-85°F. Keep soil just damp during germination, or seeds may rot. Harvest heirloom pumpkins when the rind has hardened and finger nail requires pressure to pierce rind. Leave 3-4″ stem on when cutting from the plant for longer storage.