Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Big Moon'

Cucurbita maxima

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Moon
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Pumpkin (winter)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

111 to 120 days

Mature Skin Color:



35 to 100 pounds (16 to 45 kg)

More than 100 pounds (45 kg)



Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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


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

Frostproof, Florida

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 19, 2008, District826 from Frostproof, FL wrote:

"110 days. This gigantic pumpkin is the classic prizewinner at fairs and contents. Well-grown fruits often exceed 150 pounds -- sometimes by quite a lot! Yet the tender flesh is quite good for cooking, too. To grow the largest fruit, remove all but one from the vine early in the growing season." - http://www.Parkseed.com

I got a packet of seeds from Park Seed for the Big Moon for my son, who loves pumpkin (and all the goodies Mommy whips up using pumpkin). This is my first attempt in YEARS at growing a pumpkin, I think I was a child under the age of 10 last time I grew one. Of course, my son is helping too. The packet came with 10 seeds, which we started indoors. Sadly, only one actually sprouted, which is u... read more


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

A big punkin! A golden -orange 40-200 lb. show pumpkin available from Bunton's Seed. Allow only one or two fruits per vine. Introduced in 1978 by Petoseed (Seminis) PVP