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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Howden'

Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo, 'Howden'

Common name: pumpkin

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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Howden'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
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Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo, 'Howden'"

Cucurbita pepo 'Howden' is a large, rich-orange, ribbed pumpkin. An improved Connecticut Field type developed by John Howden in the early 1970s. 'Howden' has large spreading vines and is a good keeper. Sow 2-3 seeds every 3-4 feet in rows 3-6 feet apart when danger of frost has passed. Thin to one plant. Can be sown indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost and transplanted very carefully. Pick before frost when stem cracks and skin hardens. Planting depth: 1 inch. Days to germination: 3-7 days. 110-120 days to maturity.

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