ORNAMENTAL ONLY!!! Pumpkin shaped fruits (about 1.5 inch diameter). Plants are thornless. Mature red fruits left on the bush and allowed to over winter should become a burnt orange color for that pumpkin look. Pick fruits the following spring when dry. Some may need to have additional drying time before storing. In growing, treat like an eggplant. Grow on well drained soils and fertilize well. Water when needed. Best to start indoors in early March and transplant out in late May or early June in warm 60 degrees F and above soil only. Space 18" apart in the row and 36" between rows.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT
- 4,000-5,625 per Oz.
- 64,000-90,000 per Lb.