Dills Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

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    Cucurbita maxima. Open Pollinated.
    • 125 days.
    • New world records weigh in at more than 1200 amazing pounds.
    • Howard Dill's cultural directions on how to grow a monster pumpkin fincluded.
    • For the largest pumpkins, early fruit are removed so the vine can be more vigorous before fruit set. Then one fruit is selected for the final large pumpkin.
    • A result of target breeding by Howard Dill of Windsor, Nova Scotia, winner of the International Pumpkin Growing Championship from 1979 to 1982.
    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when ground has warmed 70? to 95°, with 86° optimum. Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds 1/2” to 1” deep in hills spaced 6’-8’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil remains a consistent  65°-75°. Pumpkins need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and changes color to orange.