Small Sugar is the classic pumpkin for pies and canning, and has been a standard since the 1800s. The dark orange, deeply ribbed rind consists of fine-grained, sweet, stringless, thick, yellow flesh. Fruit grows 6″-9″ in diameter, weighing 5-8 pounds each.
Pumpkin – Small Sugar – Cucurbita pepo
Soil & Water: Pumpkins prefer loam or sandy soil high in organic matter to hold large amounts of moisture. The plants require heavy, even water for best development. Preferred soil pH is between 6.0-7.0.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or sow seed directly when soil temperature reaches 70F. To begin growing earlier, use mulching plastics and row covers to warm the soil. Place a board underneath the fruit to help prevent rotting.
Harvesting & Storage: For immediate use, harvest when the skin loses its sheen. For storage, harvest pumpkins when fully mature. Cut the fruit from the vine, leaving 4″-6″ of stem. Cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
- Soil Temperature: 70-90F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″-1″
- Germination: 6-18 Days
- Height At Maturity: 18″-24″
- Days To Maturity: 80-118 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 2′-4′
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 10 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply