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3 Organic 'Jack o' Lantern' Pumpkin Plants

Grow your own for Hallowe'en

The Highlights

    • The Hallowe'en classic! Bright orange pumpkins weighing up to 10kg, this impressive variety is ideal for carving
    • Nothing like the tasteless pumpkins grown for supermarkets, these are delicious and versatile with plenty of flesh
    • Stores well, so you can use them all through winter when other crops are scarce
    • Easy to grow and care for
    • Harvest in late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up. You can tell when they're ready by tapping them - if they sound hollow, they're done
    • Pumpkins are large sprawling plants - grow them in raised beds or large plots, spacing them out well

3 Organic 'Jack o' Lantern' Pumpkin Plants

Grow your own for Hallowe'en
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The Highlights

    • The Hallowe'en classic! Bright orange pumpkins weighing up to 10kg, this impressive variety is ideal for carving
    • Nothing like the tasteless pumpkins grown for supermarkets, these are delicious and versatile with plenty of flesh
    • Stores well, so you can use them all through winter when other crops are scarce
    • Easy to grow and care for
    • Harvest in late September/October when the stalks have dried out and the skin has changed colour and toughened up. You can tell when they're ready by tapping them - if they sound hollow, they're done
    • Pumpkins are large sprawling plants - grow them in raised beds or large plots, spacing them out well

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

3 x plug plants
Plug plants are strong young plants which allow you to skip the risky seedling stage.

Height on arrival:

10-20cm
Your plants will ariive at a height of approx 10-20cm

Eventual height:

Eventual spread:

1m
This squash spreads approx 1m

Time to first crop:

80-110 days
Winter squash takes 80 to 110 days to fully ripen. Plant as soon as possible after the last spring frost is over so you have enough time before the first frost in late autumn.

Habit:

Trailing
Squash tend to be large sprawling plants so are best grown in raised beds or traditional plots where they have space.

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Plant out after the last frost, harvest in autumn and your squash plants will need no frost protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

1-1.5m
Plant 1-1.5m apart to allow for a sprawling growth habit

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Winter squashes may be affected by powdery mildew - this fungal white coating on leaves is nothing to be worried about and is very common in all pumpkins and squashes. During the early part of the season

Water Regularly

Squash plants are very thirsty and need to be watered regularly so that the ground is kept consistently moist. During hot

Full sun

Winter Squash plants need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Best grown in a sheltered position to protect against cold

Fertile

well-draining soil

Feed fortnightly

Squash are hungry plants so make sure you dig in plenty of organic fertiliser when you plant them and feed fortnightly with a general purpose liquid fertiliser.

No pruning required

Squash plants need no pruning

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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