PUMPKIN Jarrahdale - 7 Seeds
Seed Type: Heirloom, Open-Pollinated, NON-GMO & Treated*
Blue Jarrahdale is an heirloom that produces 25 to 35cm pumpkins with pale grey, almost green-blue skin. Each Pumpkin plant will produce about 3 to 5 fruits per vine & each fruit will weigh about 3 to 6kg each. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of only 30 to 60cm inches tall and spreads to a varying length of 3 to 5 meter long. Pumpkins are popularly used for pies and the Blue Jarrahdale Pumpkin makes a great pie with it’s stringless, orange flesh.
Pumpkins have a number of health benefits and are fairly easy to grow from fresh Pumpkin seeds. Because of its high content of beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A) pumpkins are great for improving eyesight. Other benefits of this delicious fruit include: Healthy & younger looking skin, improved immunity and strengthened immune system and weight loss.
Care: Sow seeds outdoors as soon as the danger of frost has passed 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 the 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 degrees C in 7 to 10 days. Pumpkins are ripe once the stem has reached a dark green colour and is starting to wither. Ample water is needed for optimum size!
Harvest pumpkins before the first autumn frost, and when the foliage has begun to dry out. Cut the 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.
A propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet for your convenience.
These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. The seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. The resultant crop is edible.
Fungicide treatment is an AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seeds varieties. 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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