This previous baseball sized variety of pumpkin is known as Small Sugar Pumpkins. Hinting at its small size in its name , this variety is one of the smallest varieties weighing in at no more than 1 lb. While it may be small it still is perfect for baking, carving, or even just painting. It is also a great addition to any fall decor.
How to Grow Small Sugar Pumpkins
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Days to Maturity: 90-97
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Soil: Well drained; fertile
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1"
- Plant Space: 4-6'
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
- Pests/disease: Mildew, squash bugs
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 320 seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 1,315 seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 5,100 seeds
This adorable and endearing variety of pumpkin requires a little more of a closer eye when growing as the fruits produces are not as hardy as the larger varieties. This pumpkin is not cold tolerant, making it important to plant late spring early summer after the last frost has passed. It can be beneficial to pinch off the excess blooms during mid to late summer to allow the plant to focus on growing the fruits that have already bloomed as well as so new blooms to over run the vines.