PUMPKIN - Queensland Blue seeds

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PUMPKIN Queensland Blue - 5 HEIRLOOM Seeds 

PUMPKIN ‘Queensland Blue’ is medium to large avg. 3-5kg fruit. It is drum-shaped fruit with heavy rounded ribs and slate-grey skin. It has medium-sweet thick orange flesh of good quality. This variety has long storage. A most appealing pumpkin for displays, both decorative and used for food - Use for fall decoration and then store in a cooler or root cellar for winter use. It has 18 to 20 weeks from sowing to harvest. 

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.

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