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Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Holiday Mix'

Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo 'Holiday Mix'

Common name: pumpkin

also known as (marrow, autumn pumpkin, autumn squash, common gourd, courgette, field pumpkin, melon pumpkin, pomion, summer pumpkin, Summer Squash, vegetable marrow, vegetable spaghetti, Winter Squash, yellow-flowered gourd, zucchini)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Holiday Mix'
Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Holiday Mix'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 8a thru 11a

fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Winter Squash and Pumpkins: Cucurbita pepo 'Holiday Mix'"

Grow two different sized pumpkins with this custom pumpkin seed blend from Renee's Garden, combining 'Autumn Gold' and 'Spookie' pumpkins. Larger 15 to 22 lb. 'Autumn Gold' pumpkins color up early into beautiful, smooth-skinned jack-o-lanterns, ideal for carving holiday faces. Smaller 'Spookie' sugar pumpkins also mature early, producing an abundance of 5 to 6 lb. beauties to carve or bake into tempting pies. Kids love them and they make wonderful decorations or scene-stealing centerpieces. All pumpkins need to mature properly, so wait to pick until rinds are fully colored and tough enough to resist piercing with a fingernail and vines have dies back. Then cut, leaving a good stem handle. Let them cure for 10 days in the sun, then store in a cool dry place and they'll keep for months. Carve 'Autumn Gold' into happy or scary holiday faces and use 'Spookie' pumpkins for smaller jack-o-lanterns or bake them up into sweet spiecy pies or savory soups. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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