Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita moschata 'Kentucky Field'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: moschata (MOSS-kuh-ta) (Info)
Cultivar: Kentucky 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:

Yellow

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

The 10-15 lb. fruit are variable in shape but usually deeper than they are wide, tapered at the ends. The rind is smooth, dull orange-yellow, and distinctly sutured. Flesh is deep yellow thick and coarse. (120 day) Primarily for canning and stock feed.