PUMPKIN JAP KENT BEST VERSATILE HOT WEATHER PUMPKIN SWEET TASTE GREAT FOR WARM AREAS! $1.30

Excellent firm bright yellow flesh, grey green shell, known in USA from 1860’s, popular in Australia’s hotter climates. Short for Japanese pumpkin, it also goes by ‘Kent’. This delicious member of the pumpkin family has been described as the ‘foodie’s pumpkin’ and for good reason: it has wonderful flavour and is very versatile. It has ribbed, grey-green mottled skin and is best suited to grow in warm or tropical climates.

Sweet, small, round pumpkins with green and yellow skin, around 1-3 kg each. If you like sweet and savoury pumpkin soup or spring-inspired salads and quiches, this is an excellent base to build a meal around!

Summer vine, originating from the America. Fruit kept for Winter eating. For seed saving it is best to grow only one variety within 2km. Can save seeds from ripe fruit when eating. Likes rich soil. Harvest as vine dies off and stem dries out.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Susceptible to mildew, water roots not leaves.

Harvest fruit when vine dries out.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, planting seeds at a depth of 20mm with 100cm plant spacing and 250cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 21-35°C

Maturity
105-140 days

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