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PlantFiles: Pumpkin/Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Ghost'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ghost

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Type:
Pumpkin (winter)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Cream

Size:
4 to 6 pounds (2 to 3 kg)
7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 25, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Cream skinned, round pumpkins instead of the traditional orange, with fruits approx 2.7kg (6lb) in size. Stores well for use through the winter. Perfect for painting or carving, then use the flesh for pies.






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