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Pumpkin 'Jack of All Trades'

Cucurbita pepo

Half-hardy Annual

Perfectly proportioned for carving! Each 4kgs (9lb), bright orange coloured fruit has a flat base and a deep, rounded shape. After carving Pumpkin 'Jack Of All Trades', don't waste the sweet, orange flesh as it makes delicious pumpkin pie and soup. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 200cm (79").

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How to grow pumpkins


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 pumpkin seeds)

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    • £2.49

Sow pumpkin seed indoors from April to May for transplanting later on. Sow pumpkins seeds on their sides in small 7.5cm (3") pots of seed compost at a depth of about 2.5cm (1"). Place in a propagator or seal pots inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 5-7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow pumpkins on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and pumpkin plants are large enough to be transplanted outdoors. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting pumpkins outdoors in warm, well drained, humus rich soil in full sun, with shelter from winds. Choose a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sun per day.


Alternatively direct sow pumpkins outdoors from late May to June at a depth of 2.5cm (1") and a distance of 2m (6 ½') - 3m (10') apart depending on the variety. Sow 2 seeds per hole and thin out the weakest seedling per station after germination.

Feed and water pumpkins regularly. When growing pumpkins, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Pumpkins will begin to produce long stems which can be trained in a circle around the plant to prevent them spreading too far.


Leave pumpkins on the plant for as long as possible until the skin has hardened and the fruits start to crack near to the stem. Harvest pumpkins before the first frosts by cutting each fruit from the stem leaving several inches of the stem attached.

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