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Characteristics: Annual vine
Seed per packet: Approx 10
This early maturing bright orange pumpkins with an exceptionally good chestnut flavour that produces good yields of 2 to 3 kilo of fruit on semi-bush type plants.
A very versatile with a sweet nutty taste. Delicious as a roast or steamed vegetable or as an alternative to pumpkin in pies, roasts or soups.
The semi-bush type habit makes it ideal for growing in small areas.
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 two strongest plants in each mound.
Plant space: 1 metre
Row Space: 1 metre
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 14 weeks