An Overview of Atlantic Giant Pumpkin
The giant pumpkin is an orange colour fruit of the Cucurbita maxima variety, which typically weighs between 150 pounds and over 2000 pounds. The fairy godmother is a magical stretch, but the giant pumpkins are very real. The increasing size of the giant pumpkins over time is partly due to genetic change caused by selective breeding.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're mostly water and taste very bland. Plus, because pumpkins grow so quickly 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 Seeds
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 soil 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 cover the 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.
It is recommended to cover the seedling with a cold frame to protect it from late frosts and warm up the soil. Make sure the soil is moist and it is also essential to keep the soil moist but not soggy. 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
- Uses: Vegetable, Competition
- The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
- Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
⦿ Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
⦿ Shipping costs from 3.50 Euros except for Australia & New Zealand.
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