PUMPKIN ‘Big Max’ - 5 HEIRLOOM Seeds
‘Big Max’ is the choice of giant pumpkin growers. Unlike some large pumpkins that morph into unshapely beasts, Big Max has smooth light-orange skin, a uniformly round shape, and is perfect for Halloween carving or other holiday decorations - make excellent pies and impressive jack-o’-lanterns.
Needless to say this giant fruit is great for exhibition or novelty. To achieve maximum size, grow one pumpkin per vine, water and fertilize regularly. And it needs some space!
Care: Sow seeds outdoors as soon as danger of frost has past in your area. Cover seed lightly with soil, 2 - 3 seeds together in groups. Space giants at least 3 m apart. For earlier Pumpkins start indoors 2 to 3 weeks in advance of intended date for moving the plants to the garden. Use Jiffy pots so the container and roots can be buried without disturbing the root system. Also make sure the pot is wet when transplanting. Sow 2 seeds per pot and do not thin. Germinates best at 22 degree C in 7 to 10 days. Pumpkins are ripe once the stem has reached a dark green color and is starting to wither. Ample water is needed for optimum size!
Harvest pumpkins before the first autumn frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 7-10cm of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin may rot. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.
Propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet for your convenience.
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