Pumpkin - Jarrahdale - Heirloom

Pumpkin - Jarrahdale - Heirloom

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 Cucurbita maxima

The Heirloom Jarrahdale Pumpkin variety originates from West Australia, named after the small town of Jarrahdale, near Perth.  It has blue-grey ribbed skin and thick, orange flesh, that has a rich flavour.  Producing 1 - 2 pumpkins per vine, weighing around 3 - 5 kg each.  They are known for their sweet taste and are prized for use in pies, scones, soups, or stews.

Pumpkins require a spacious growing area, fences can be used if garden space is limited.

Sow approx. 2cm deep, Spring, full sun, moist well drained very well composted soil, well rotted animal manure is ideal. Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.  Germination approx. 5 - 10 days.  Maturity approx. 100 days.

Pinching out the growing tip on a pumpkin plant will divert energy and nutrients to the side branches. This stops the vine from sprawling and taking over the garden; it also encourages fruit formation. Harvest Pumpkins when the stem is brown. Pick with a stem approx 5cm long and dry in the sun before storing.

5 seeds per packet