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PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Captain Jack'

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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: Captain Jack

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Type:
Pumpkin (winter)

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

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:
Orange

Size:
20 to 35 pounds (9 to 16 kg)

Habit:
Vining

Disease Resistance:
Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Other details:
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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 Mar 12, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Sakata: "Captain Jack is an extra large, Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkin with excellent dark orange color and thick flesh. The thick flesh and flat bottom enables the fruit to stand on its own and not collapse under its own weight. The extremely large, thick and embedded handle matches the large size of this pumpkin. The large and vigorous plant can support several fruits."



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