Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Little October'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little October
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Type:

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Longmont, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 10, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: This perfeclt little round, smooth-skinned pumpkin is 3-4" in diameter and weighs jst 8-12 ounces. It is a great choice for your 'mini gardeners' to grow from seed to harvest, then decorate with acrylic paints, permanent markers, or glitter. Mature pumpkins may keep for several months, and decorated pumpkins can be well-preserved with a spray of polyurethane glaze. If you'd rather serve your pumpkins at the dinner table, the undecorated fruits can be scooped out and baked for mini-desserts, soups, or casseroles.

Neutral

On Jan 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 3-4 inch diameter, (1/2- 3/4 lb) mini-pumpkin. Burnt orange color with flattened shape. PVP