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Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Gold Dust'

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

Orange

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:

Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:

Powdery Mildew (PM)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Other details:

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

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

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 31, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small 4 ounce dark orange flattened ornamental pumpkin from Rupp. A 90 day semi-bush cultivar. More prolific than Jack-B-Quik.