Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Strawberry Crown'

Cucurbita maxima

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

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 29, 2015, froggies_girl from Ocean Springs, MS wrote:

Easy to start seeds indoors and transplant in warmer weather. Grew very quickly once transplanted!
Susceptible to squash vine borer (almost killed my plants). Plants were "cleaned" and began to sprout new growth. However, when temps reached 90+, they went dormant.
It is now late September with lower temps, and plants have begun to grow again. Unfortunately, I think that anything that sprouts may not have time to fully ripen before cold weather sets in.
Next year, I plan to sow the plants on the East side of my house where there is afternoon shade. Hopefully, this may keep them from going "dormant" during the hot summer temps.

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