Howden Pumpkin

Howden Pumpkin

Regular price $2.75 $0.00 Unit price per
    Heirloom. Open Pollinated.
    • 115 days.  
    • A superior Connecticut Field type, this classic halloween pumpkin was developed by John Howden of Massachusetts in the 1960’s. 
    • Produces hard, ridged, deep orange fruits on 8 foot vines. Pumpkins are 15 to 30 pounds, extra thick flesh means it is less likely to be lopsided. 
    • One of the best for carving, excellent for  pies or roasting the seeds. Grab the sturdy handles to carry pumpkins out of the patch.
    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.