Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Americana Tonda') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Americana Tonda'
'American Tondo'

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Vegetable
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 5-10 days
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Various insects

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Comments:
Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Feb 16, 2014 11:20 AM

Rather unusual looking winter squash/pumpkin, with green and orange stripes and deep ribs.
Maturity 90-100 days from transplant
4-6 pounds
Mostly used as decorative, but has a mild flavor and I found it tasty.
The smaller size makes it easier to bake than most pumpkins

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