Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Connecticut Field'

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

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

20 to 35 pounds (9 to 16 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri

Stanton, Nebraska

Hanover, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 19, 2007, saintartaud from Kansas City, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Grew this last year, but it suffered from lack of water for a spell and then an infestation of mold. Germinated quickly and reliably, has very long trailing vines--one got to be about 6-7' long. No pumpkins, though.

Positive

On Aug 18, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A very old cultivar that is mainly used as an ornamental these days, as there are varieties with a smoother creamier texture.

It is a good keeper and was often used as livestock fodder many years ago.

Neutral

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

A 110 day 12-25 lb orange pumpkin. Primarily used as a carving pumpkin as the flesh is somewhat course. An older cultivar available from Bonaza Seed.