Pumpkin Connecticut Field

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One of the largest carving pumpkins which can be traced back prior to 1700 and is one of the oldest Heirloom pumpkin varieties.  The vigorous sprawling vines are a heavy yielder, producing  large bright orange round fruits that are flattened on the ends – ideal for Halloween jack ?o lanterns.  Fruits average 30 ? 45 cm in diameter (7-12 kg).  Reduce the fruits to 1-2 per plant if you want the largest pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Connecticut Field

One of the largest carving pumpkins which can be traced back prior to 1700 and is one of the oldest Heirloom pumpkin varieties.  The vigorous sprawling vines are a heavy yielder, producing  large bright orange round fruits that are flattened on the ends – ideal for Halloween jack ?o lanterns.  Fruits average 30 ? 45 cm in diameter (7-12 kg).  Reduce the fruits to 1-2 per plant if you want the largest pumpkins.

 Cultivation advice Pumpkin Connecticut Field

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space for the vines to spread out.
  • For an early start (Mid / Late Apr) place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot. The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65 F continuous soil temperature (preferably more to maximize germination rates) until germinated, so a propagator, well heated greenhouse or airing cupboard is ideal
  • Once germinated keep the soil moist and water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the fruits start to swell feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer, these are greedy plants. Limit larger fruiting varieties to 2-3 fruits (for giant pumpkins 1).