Here’s your picture-perfect variety! The Cornfield Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) has the ideal shape for carving or creating a still life on your front porch. Lovely fruits top out at 12 to 15 pounds in about 90 days. The name comes from an old tradition of farmers planting them alongside their corn crops.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
These warm season annual plants require full sun, ample water and plenty of room to grow. Start seedlings indoors and transplant outside when the soil is warm enough in spring. Space 5-8 feet apart in all directions – vines can wander up to 15 feet. Continue to provide plenty of water during the growing season.
Crops are ready to harvest when they have a deep solid color and the vines die back and turn brown. Cut fruit from the vines using a sharp knife; do NOT pull.