Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Pumpkin Small Sugar Seed Description
Cucurbita pepo Tender Annual
Heirloom. A standard since the 1800s, Small Sugar is the classic pumpkin for pies and canning. The dark orange, deeply ribbed rind has fine-grained, stringless, sweet, thick, yellow flesh. Fruit grows 6-9" in diameter, weighing 5-8 pounds each.
Did You Know? Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A
Soil temp. 70-90°F
Planting depth 1/2-1"
Germination 6-18 days
Maturity 80-118 days
Soil and Water: Pumpkins prefer loam or sandy soil high in organic matter to hold large amounts of moisture. the plants require heavy and even water for best development. Preferred soil pH is between 6.0-7.0.
Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or sow seed directly when soil temperature reaches 70°F. To begin growing earlier, use mulching plastics and row covers to warm the soil.
Harvesting and Storage: For immediate use, harvest when the skin loses its sheen. For storage, harvest pumpkins when fully nature. Cut the fruit from the vine, leaving 4-6" of stem. Cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.