Early Virginians held great affection for their gardens. Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Pumpkin Seeds. Introduced before 1860, this pumpkin is so good that even today it is the leading pie making pumpkin for the home gardener. The 5-8 lb. fruit is dull orange, but there is nothing dull about the flesh – thick, yellow-orange, fine-grained, stringless and very sweet.
FULL SUN – Plant in late spring after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 in. Plant in hills, 4 ft. apart. When seedlings are 3 in. high, thin, leaving 4 plants per hill. Well-rotted manure or compost dug into the soil where the seeds are to be planted is highly beneficial. Harvest fruits only after they are fully matured and just before the first frost. Remove from vine leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store in a moderately warm, dry area.
- 3 g seed packet
- Cucurbito pepo
- Plant 8 inches apart at a 1 inch depth
- 7-10 Days to Germination
- Matures in 100 days
- Made in the USA
- CW Exclusive
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.