$3.50 inc GST
Small pear-shaped fruit, with pale skin and orange flesh growing up to 25cm or 2kg. Excellent flavour; sweet and nutty. Small seed cavity. Stores well. All you need is space and well drained humus rich soil. A minimum of 6 hours direct sunlight. Pumpkin seeds can be planted directly at around 5cm deep and should germinate in around 1 – 2 weeks as long as the soil is warm enough. They need a soil temperature of around 18C to germinate, so some gardeners do like to plant seeds in a greenhouse to give them an early start. Good air circulation is the key to growing pumpkins. This helps prevent problems such as powdery mildew, it is best to water the soil, rather than the foliage to prevent fungal diseases. Flower drop is usually the male flowers that appear a little early, sending out signs to the bees that the crop is ready for pollination.