PlantsGourds, Squashes and Pumpkins→Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima 'Dill's Atlantic Giant')

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

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Date: 2017-07-12Freshly set fruit
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 29, 2016 2:18 PM

These pumpkins can attain a weight in the 300 to 500 pound range.

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