Pumpkin is a common and popular fall/winter staple all over North America, being used for everything from pies to decor. This particular variety produces picture-perfect pumpkins- ideal for carving into Jack O’ Lanterns when Halloween rolls around. Halloween isn’t your thing? No problem! These pumpkins will add a rich, flavourful taste to any dish you add them into- from pumpkin pie to pumpkin soup.
Care for pumpkins is similar to other squashes. Their soil should be kept moist and well-watered, particularly during dry periods in the summer. They require plenty of space, so ensure you plant them in a spot away from other plants. They require full sun. As with other squashes, pumpkins are heavy feeders and require a fertile soil. Add in organic compost or manure to enhance your soil before planting.