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PUMPKIN Buttercup

Cucuribta maxima

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$3.80

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual vine

Seed per packet: 10

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A kabbocha type variety with a sweet nutty flavour. Medium sized fruits 2-3 kg with deep orange sting-less relatively dry flesh.

Fast maturing and typically more compact than other varieties. Produces 10-12 fruits per vine.

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

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