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Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Challenger'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Challenger
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Type:

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

20 to 35 pounds (9 to 16 kg)

Habit:

Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 19, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A dark orange 20 lb hybrid from Rupp.