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Jack OLantern Pumpkin in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cucurbita Maxima 'Jack O'Lantern'

 

Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin

Squashes are used as vegetables, but are, strictly speaking , fruit. They come in many forms - and there are Summer varieties as well as Winter varieties. Most squashes grow on vines, but a few in a shrubby form. They are all relatively easy to grow. Pumpkin 'Jack O'Lantern' is the perfect carving pumpkin for Hallowe'en, being large and nearly spherical. The flesh is good for soup, pies etc., as well. The pumpkins will store well if cut with some stalk attached

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plant Features
  • Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Jack OLantern Pumpkin is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin

Latin name

Cucurbita Maxima 'Jack O'Lantern'

type

Vegetable

family

Cucurbitaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Jack OLantern Pumpkin is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Jack OLantern Pumpkin likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Jack OLantern Pumpkin is 2.00meters x 0.30meters 2.00 M 0.30 M

Cucurbita Maxima 'Jack O'Lantern'

Squashes are used as vegetables, but are, strictly speaking , fruit. They come in many forms - and there are Summer varieties as well as Winter varieties. Most squashes grow on vines, but a few in a shrubby form. They are all relatively easy to grow. Pumpkin 'Jack O'Lantern' is the perfect carving pumpkin for Hallowe'en, being large and nearly spherical. The flesh is good for soup, pies etc., as well. The pumpkins will store well if cut with some stalk attached


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Prepare a bed or hill in a sunny site where the soil is fertile. Make planting pockets 3' apart by digging a hole a spade-depth, width and height, and filling with compost and well-rotted manure, then sow a seed on edge in each pocket. at a depth of about 1" after all danger of frost has passed.. Or sow the seeds singly in pots in the greenhouse, and plant out after they have their first true leaves

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

After seeds grown indoors have their first true leaves, and after all danger of frost has passed, plant the seedlings out into a prepared bed or hill that has been well-manured, at a spacing of about 3' for bush types, and 5' for trailing types.

 
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