Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita maxima 'Gold Medal'

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

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

20 to 35 pounds (9 to 16 kg)

35 to 100 pounds (16 to 45 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A large fruited (35 lb) 90 day hybrid from Rupp. A round fruit with strong handles.