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Characteristics: Annual vine
Seed per packet: Approx 6
An Australian pumpkin that grows to 3-5kg with drum shaped fruit, heavy rounded ribs and grey skin.
Medium sweet, nutty, stringless, thick orange flesh of very good quality.
One of the best keeping pumpkins if stored in good conditions. It is a most appealing pumpkin for decoration and used for food.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer
Cool climate: Mid Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 2cm deep
Sow 3-4 seeds in raised mounds 1 metre apart in direct in growing position. Thin to to the stwo strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks