This adorable petite pumpkin is know as the Jack Be Little. It grows to be about 2 inches by 3 inches making it one of the smallest pumpkin varieties available. The size makes it the perfect edible soup bowl or table decoration.
How to Grow Jack Be Little Pumpkins
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Days to Maturity: 80-100
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: Loamy
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1"
- Plant Space: 18"
- Row Spacing: 4-6'
- Pests/disease: Powdery mildew, cucumber beetles
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 390 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 1,540 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 6,300 Seeds
This variety has the best growth rates when sowed in early spring after frost, when it has begun to warm up. Each plant can be expected to produce around 8-10 fruits each. Its important for harvest to occur during late summer or early fall before the first frost. Pumpkins have little to no tolerance to cold. The crop should be expected to reach full maturity at around the 85-90 day mark.