Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo

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

Synonym:Cucurbita zapallito

» View all varieties of Squash

One vendor has this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

View this plant in a garden

Pumpkin (winter)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Click thumbnail
to view:

By dave
Thumbnail #1 of Cucurbita pepo by dave

By dave
Thumbnail #2 of Cucurbita pepo by dave

By dave
Thumbnail #3 of Cucurbita pepo by dave

By dave
Thumbnail #4 of Cucurbita pepo by dave

By Kelli
Thumbnail #5 of Cucurbita pepo by Kelli

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #6 of Cucurbita pepo by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #7 of Cucurbita pepo by kennedyh

There are a total of 8 photos.
Click here to view them all!


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive possumtrot On Jul 20, 2004, possumtrot from Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Our pumpkin plants grew by chance from last years carving party on the deck. 3 plants grew and grew and grew. I didnt know what they were and they were taking over my flower bed.2 were sacrificed. The last plant has produced 1 perfect pumpkin already, bigger than a basketball and I have 2 more growing. The flowers are so pretty in the morning with all the bee's buzzing around. Now we dont have to buy any for halloween , hopefully!


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

Canoga Park, California
Concord, California
Santa Cruz, California
Dunnellon, Florida
Jacksonville, Illinois
Ada, Michigan
Independence, Missouri
Parsippany, New Jersey
Troy, New York
Cleveland, Tennessee
La Follette, Tennessee
Lafayette, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Mc Donald, Tennessee

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America