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PlantFiles: 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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Pumpkin (winter)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jaoakley 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 Terry 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.


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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