Pumpkin Jack be Little Seeds
Info: Jack be Little is the most popular mini pumpkin. The flat-rounded pumpkin reminds on tangerines. With its bright orange hue, Halloween decorations can be set up great. Its pulp is strong and firm. Its fine, nutty aroma reminds of maroons. Suitable for raw consumption, as a vegetable garnish or for baking pumpkin bread. This pumpkin can be stored in a cool, dark place for about 4 months. The fruit should be freshly prepared, otherwise it can lead to loss of taste.
Sowing & cultivation: Pumpkin plants need a lot of space as creeping plants and a good nutrient supply. The soil should therefore be profound and nutritious. From mid-May can be sown directly into the open field. Depending on the variety a plant needs up to 2m² of space. Abundant irrigation is very important, especially in the beginning. A typical pumpkin problem are snails. Try as protection a thick ring of sawdust around the young plant. It should be fertilized with a few horns, four weeks later with full fertilizer. The harvest begins in September and lasts until the frost.
Distances: 1,5-2m row distance, in the row approx. 1m.
|Botanical name||Cucurbita pepo|
|Sowing||April to May|
|Harvesting||September to October|