This beautiful round heirloom was bred for everyone favorite activity during the Halloween season, pumpkin carving. This deep orange pumpkin was bred to create the best possible Jack O lanterns. Not only is it great for carving it also can be used to make incredible pies and soups.
How to Grow Jack O' Lantern Pumpkins
- Latin Name: Cucurbita maxima
- Days to Maturity: 105-115
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Soil: fertile, warm
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Space: 5'
- Row Spacing: 10-12"
- Pests/disease: Squash bugs; rot
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 185 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 730 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 3,320 Seeds
This medium to large sized pumpkin variety is well known for its common use during the favored Halloween activity of pumpkin carving. While it is a hardier variety it is frost sensitive and must be planted during precise times to avoid frost bite and ensure the best possible germination rate. It is best to plant 2-4 weeks before the last frost of the season, early to mid spring. Avoid bruising or suffocation of the fruits to avoid rot.