Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Lumina'

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

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

White

Size:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lake City, Florida

Palatine, Illinois

Calvert City, Kentucky

Ada, Michigan

Zimmerman, Minnesota

Nevada, Texas

Concrete, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 23, 2004, jaoakley from Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

An excellent white pumpkin for carving or painting at Hallowe'en. Surprisingly, they're not bad for pies. These pumpkins grow to be about 10 inches in diameter and between 10 and 15 pounds. It is recommended that these pumpkins are harvested in September because they tend to develop a blue tinge when harvested later. Personally, I don't care. When I grew this variety I think the leaves had a soft texture, which means it could be C. maxima.

Positive

On Jun 28, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Plants produced three good-size pumpkins with little cultivation, and in a relatively small (6'x 6') area.