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Mr Fothergill's Pumpkin Queensland Blue
Cucurbita pepo - Pumpkin Queensland Blue
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Grow pumpkin in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Pumpkin Queensland Blue seeds produce a large variety with deep orange flesh and a grey green skin. This versatile vegetable can be used for sweet and savoury dishes such as pies, stews and soup to name a few, it also tastes great baked or steamed. It has good flavour and stores very well. Best results are obtained in full sun on rich, well drained soil. Keep in mind that this fruit stores for many months when placed in a cool airy spot.

Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow 12mm deep direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 100cm  between rows and 40-50cm between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out the growing tips to encourage growth of side shoots. Grow alongside a fence if space is limited. Keep plants well watered and prepare the soil well by adding organic material and or complete fertiliser. Early crops can be sown in punnets or seedling trays and planted out when weather is warm enough.

Watering needs

Keep this plant well watered.