The Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin is an ideal multi-use pumpkin for carving and for consumption. Each fruit averages about 12-18 lbs. and has a smooth firm, bright orange skin. The mildly sweet flesh is ideal for canning and cooking. The seeds make a delicious and nutritious snack. Harvest when the skin is bright orange and hard and the stems are starting to shrivel. Leave as long of a stem as possible on the harvested pumpkin.
Planting Tips for Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin:
Pumpkins are friends with corn, melon and squash. You can also plant marigolds, nasturtium and oregano with your pumpkins to help deter pests. Very sensitive to frost, so wait until the days temps average 70 deg F. before putting out. Pumpkins do best when planted directly outside, but in areas with shorter growing times should start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Allow for good drainage, ample room and protect from wind. Mulching around the base of plants helps keep weeds out and moisture in.
Germ: 10-14 days
Maturity: 100-110 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 2 grams
Approximate Seed Count: 12-20 Seeds/Packet