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Seminole Pumpkin

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Seminole Pumpkin is an heirloom, pie pumpkin variety with excellent disease resistance. Performs great in humid climates. Resistant to vine borers. C. Moschata. 90 days to maturity.

30 seeds per packet

Treatment: Untreated

Description

Be sure to check out our Pumpkin Growing Guide to learn how to successfully grow pumpkins at home.

Seminole Pumpkin is an heirloom variety that was a staple among the Seminole Native Americans in the Everglades. It has a smooth texture and sweet flavor that is great for pies, soups and many baked goods. This is a great variety for hot and humid climates as it has a natural resistant to mildew and vine borers. Plants have a vining growth habit that will extend 3' from the base of the plant. Fruits have a teardrop shape with a tan exterior and are typically 6" in diameter. Seminole Pumpkin stores extremely well and has been noted to store up to one year when kept in a cool, dry environment.

Pumpkins may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting Seeds every 12" along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Pumpkins can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on winter squash to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.

Pumpkins are a crop that will produce a one-time harvest at the end of the growing season. They should be harvested when plants die back and the fruits obtain their full color. Stem hardness is also an indication of fruit maturity. Once stems harden, fruits are ready for harvest using a set of pruning shears. Pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, depending on variety and sugar content. Once fruits are harvested, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all pumpkin varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.

Seminole Pumpkin Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/2"

Seed Spacing: 18-24"

Row Spacing: 5-6'

Days to Maturity: 90

Disease Resistance: Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew

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Aaron Baxter
These pumpkins are awesome

Not much grows in the heat of a South Texas summer, but we are able to grow these pumpkins throughout the year in our climate. The store for a year or more and have a pleasant taste. Germination is near 100%.

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Dana
Vigorous, hard to beat

I've grown Seminole pumpkins for quite a few years now and they never disappoint. They grow fast and are very resistant to anything nature can throw at them. Think of a cross between a butternut squash and kudzu. While the fruit are smallish, they keep well and are delicious.

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Dolores Bibb
Best seeds and service ever

I planted these Seminole pumpkin seeds and got 100% germination!