Pumpkin, Winter Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Triple Treat'

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

Pumpkin (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Orange

Size:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 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:

Charlestown, Rhode Island

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 31, 2008, saanansandy from Sue, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this for the first time this year. The yields were high and it made wonderful pumpkin breads and pie. It is not a good keeper which is why I'm giving it a neutral rating. If you grow this make sure you process and freeze before they turn. I had to toss a few in the compost heap because they began rotting before I used them. Shelf life was about a month. I would grow again.

Neutral

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

A 1977 entry. A deep round,8-10 lb , dark orange fruit with an edible hulless seed. PVP