An Overview of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin
The Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is a variety of pumpkins known for its enormous size and impressive weight. This pumpkin can grow to be over 453 kg (1,000 pounds) and has been known to break world records at pumpkin festivals and competitions.
In addition to its size, the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is known for its bright orange color and smooth exterior. It has a sweet and slightly nutty flavor and can be used in various culinary applications, such as pies, soups, and roasted dishes.
Growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins requires a lot of space, time, and effort, but the rewards can be significant. To thrive, the pumpkins require rich soil, plenty of sunlight, and consistent watering. They also need regular pruning and care to grow properly and reach their full potential.
What is more to love:
- For decades, pumpkin growers have routinely grown them
- Grown by swapping seeds and using other traditional propagation techniques
- You may need eight hours or more of direct sunlight
- They are great-looking pumpkin types
Benefits of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin
You can technically eat giant pumpkins, but they taste bland and mostly water. Plus, because pumpkins proliferate and absorb nutrients and fertilizers, they can contain nasty stuff you don't want to eat. Farmers load giant pumpkins into the backs of pickup trucks across the country and drive them into town to be weighed. Growers win thousands of dollars with vegetables that weigh more than two tons or two thousand pounds.
How to sow and care for Atlantic Giant Pumpkin
You can make a 10-foot diameter bed in a sunny, well-drained spot in the fall with good garden soil. Then cover the bed with composted cow manure and till the ground properly. Next year's giant pumpkins will benefit from fertilized soil. Shape the bed into a wide mound, like a mound, and cover it with straw or plants over the winter. Plant your pumpkin seeds about a month before the average frost date in your area in a peat pot in late winter or early spring. As soon as your strongest pumpkin seedling has a few leaves, you can transplant it into the bed you prepared in the fall.
Covering the seedling with a cold frame to protect it from late frosts and warm up the soil is recommended. Please ensure the soil is moist, and keeping it moist but not soggy is also essential. Wetting the leaves promotes fungal growth, so water at ground level (drip systems are ideal for this). Fertilize weekly with light nutrients. During the upper third of the growing season, use products rich in nitrogen, such as fish emulsion; in the middle third, use products rich in phosphorus, such as bone meal; in the third stage, use products rich in potassium, such as green sand.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Giant Pumpkin Seeds
- Season: Spring
- USDA Zones: 5a
- Days to Harvest: 120-150 days.
- Soil Type: Well-drained
- Temperature: 20-25 Degrees Celcius
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Cucurbita maxima
- Family: Cucurbitaceae
- Higher classification: Squash
- Order: Cucurbitales
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