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PlantFiles: Pumpkin
Cucurbita maxima 'Casper'

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

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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:
81 to 90 days

Mature Skin Color:
White

Size:
7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)
12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:
Vining

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
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Jan 21, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

There is a family farm close to our house where they have a pumpkin patch for the public. This is one of the pumpkins that they offer. It's is stark white and smooth textured on the outside. Great for painting and/or carving.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 2, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1992 white 8-15 lb slightly elongated pumpkin from Shamrock. Dark orange flesh. (105 day)

Regional...

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

Charlotte, North Carolina
Houston, Texas



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