Cucurbita, Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Queensland Blue'

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: Queensland Blue
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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:

Medium Green

Size:

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:

Vining

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Menifee, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 1, 2010, angelam from melbourne,
Australia wrote:

This is an excellently flavored pumpkin that will keep right through Winter. It shouldn't be variable in appearance, or waisted, as a previous commentator found, it's always a uniform gray color. I grow it every year, as I haven't found a better pumpkin for keeping. It is a greedy plant. I've never beaten the yield I got one year from a plant that self seeded in my compost heap, that had had a trailer of horse manure added..

Neutral

On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Said to have come from Australia about 1932. Fruits weigh 12-20 lbs when fully mature.

Positive

On Sep 23, 2006, Galina from Northamptonshire,
United Kingdom wrote:

Grows well and easily in central England but does not achieve the weights quoted by growers in warmer climates.

This Australian variety stores extremely well and is an excellent tasting winter squash.

My original seed packet came from Yates Seed in Australia. This produced quite variable squashes. Some looked similar to Jarrahdale, others like a grey giant Buttercup. Frequently a narrowed 'waist' is displayed.

Neutral

On Jan 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Large pumpkin, dark slate grey heavily ribbed skin. Sweet, deep orange flesh. Top keeping pumpkin. 100-140 days.

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