Botanical Name: Cucurbita maxima
Sweet nutty flavour, delicious as a roast or steamed vegetable or as an alternative to pumpkin in pies, roasts or soups.
Hand pollinate female flowers for greater results. Harvest when vine begins to die and fruit stalks are dry and brittle.
How To Grow
Sow 12mm (½”) deep direct in final position when soil has warmed up. Sow 2 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the strongest seedlings. Allow 60cm (2’) between clumps. Soil should not be over fertilised to avoid excessive leaf growth. Keep well watered. When young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out their growing tips to encourage side shoots. Seedlings emerge 6-10 days.
When To Plant
South Island: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Harvest: 14 weeks
Soil Type: well drained
These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.
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