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Mini Jack

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Baby Pumpkins

Mini Jack

(Cucurbita pepo)
EXCLUSIVE - Easy to grow and very reliable, Mini Jack Baby Pumpkins mature much earlier than their bigger cousi...
(Cucurbita pepo)
EXCLUSIVE - Easy to grow and very reliable, Mini Jack Baby Pumpkins mature much earlier than their bigger cousins, rewarding you with armfuls of 3 to 4 inch, deeply ribbed fruits that are true old-fashioned miniatures. Kids (of all ages) love them and they make welcome gifts and colorful holiday decorations and centerpieces. These happy little beauties are also deliciously edible; bake them whole for individual servings of stuffing, cranberry sauce or pumpkin soup presented right in their bright orange shells.
Seed Count: 25-30 / Weight: 2 gms
$ 2.79

BEST TO START OUTDOORS

Pumpkins need full sun, rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. Wait to plant until temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C) day and night. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 2 feet apart and 1 inch deep in rows 4 feet apart. Thin to 1 strong seedling per group to give vines room to ramble. Or, make slightly mounded hills 2 to 3 feet across and 6 feet apart and plant 4 to 5 seeds in each hill. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, thin to the strongest 3 seedlings per hill.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with plastic berry baskets at sowing time, removing before plants get crowded. To save space, or for a handsome garden centerpiece, Mini Jack vines can easily be trained up fences, trellises or tepees.

 

HARVEST AND USE

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 died 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. In the kitchen, hollow them out, then stuff and bake them for dandy little soup or vegetable tureens.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch deep
Rows: 2 feet
Hills: 6 inches
7 - 10 days
80 - 85 days

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April - June
Full sun
1 inch deep
Rows: 2 feet
Hills: 6 inches
7 - 10 days
80 - 85 days

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch deep

Space

Rows: 2 feet
Hills: 6 inches

Days To Germinate

7 - 10 days

Days To Harvest

80 - 85 days

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