PUMPKIN Jarrahdale - 7 HEIRLOOM Seeds
Blue Jarrahdale is an heirloom that produces 25 to 35cm pumpkins with pale gray, 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 it’s high content of beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A) pumpkins are great for improving eye sight. 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 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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