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Pumpkin

Cucurbita maxima

Also known as

Gourd, Squash gourd

Cucurbita maxima by Anna Burrows (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

60cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pumpkin Overview

This species has long-running stems and kidney-shaped leaves. The fruit is large and smooth with a soft corky texture. This species has many varieties with very hard blue-grey or orange skins, including the gigantic show pumpkins.

Common problems with Pumpkin

How to propagate Pumpkin

Seed

In warm climates sow seeds from early spring to late summer; in cold climates sow indoors in early summer.

Other uses of Pumpkin

Ornamental, climbing, vegetable, food

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