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Mr Fothergill's Pumpkin Jap
Cucurbita pepo - Pumpkin Jap
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Grow pumpkins in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Pumpkin Jap seeds produce delicious and tasty, round pumpkins with an excellent flavor and good storage ability. These plants perform well in poorer soils as they prefer lower nutrient levels than most vegetable crops.

Fruiting Period — Summer, Autumn
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow seeds in clumps of 2-3 seeds, spacing each clump 60cm apart. Place the seeds on their edges to ensure they don't rot and keep moist. Soil must be warm and should not be very fertile – over-fertile soils result in poor fruit growth and excessive leaves. Thin to the strongest seedling in each group when they emerge. Provide liquid feeds and if needed, hand-pollinate the female flowers. Harvest when the stalks become dry. Fruits store for 4-5 months if kept dry and uninjured.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.