PUMPKIN - Spookie seeds


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PUMPKIN Spookie - 7 Seeds

Spookie is a cross of Sugar Pie and Jack O Lantern, and yields uniform pumpkins that weigh about 3-4kgs. Because of its rich texture and taste, this is a favourite pick for making pumpkin pies. It takes about 100 days to grow its goodness. Spookie pumpkins, which come from a cross between Jack O'Lantern and Sugar Pie, were developed by Northrup King & Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their parentage makes them good at carving pumpkins as well as an excellent choice for baking. 

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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
wendy scully
Not one seedling sprouted

This is one star for the 2 packets of seeds that never grew.
The speed of delivery of the seeds was good. But disappointed in the packaging just 2 small plastic bags with seeds in. Planted almost 3 weeks ago and not one has emerge- says that seedlings will emerge 7-14 days.

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