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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pumpkin
Cucurbita pepo 'Bat Wing'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bat Wing
Additional cultivar information: (aka Batwing)

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Type:
Pumpkin (winter)

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:
Medium Green
Orange

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 24, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 3 inch diameter (1/4 lb) mini pumpkin. While it ripens to full orange, the intermediate stage is orange and dark green. An attractive ornamental. Do not confuse with the acorn squash of the same name.



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