Jack O Lantern Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds Non GMO Gardening
Jack O Lantern Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds.
This round to oblong pumpkin was bred for making Jack O’ Lanterns, but its flesh makes delicious pies, soups, and muffins, too. It weighs an average of about 7 to 10 pounds and has a deep orange color. Vines grow long, so give it plenty of room or save space by trellising and make a sling for the heavy fruit. It has a nice thick stem that makes a good handle for the top of your Jack O’ Lantern. Delicious pumpkin -- a powerhouse of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, and huge amounts of vitamin A -- according to many nutritionists a "superfood."
Plant your pumpkin seeds outside after all chance of frost has passed and the soil temperature is 65 F. The warmer the soil, the faster the seeds will germinate. Plant 3-5 pumpkin seeds about 1 inch deep in each mound. Germination should take place in 6 - 10 days. Once they germinate, thin to 2 of the healthiest sprouts. Pumpkins are 80-90% water, so they need a lot of it to grow. The secret is to only water pumpkins when they need it. If the plant looks healthy, there is no need to water daily. When the soil is dry and the plant looks limp, give it a long deep drink. Deep but infrequent watering results in a healthier plant. To achieve maximum size, grow one pumpkin per vine, water and fertilize regularly. Most pumpkin varieties take between 85-125 days to mature. If you would like to have pumpkins on October 1st, count backward to decide when to plant. Harvest fruits when the skin has turned completely orange. Cut from the vine, leaving a 2 - 3-inch stem attached to the fruit. Store in a warm, dry spot.
2.3 g / 15+ Seeds
All our seeds are hand-selected and packaged in resealable airtight bags (each bag is individually labeled), and for the current growing season. Varietal information, growing tips, and germination test are printed on the seed packet.
Our seeds are sourced from local growers and are grown using natural methods. We stand behind the quality of our seed. All our seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, naturally grown, and Non-GMO. I have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge" and I do not sell GMO or treated seeds.