Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds 2015

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds 2015. Heirloom vegetable. Without a doubt, Atlantic Giant is one of the worlds largest pumpkin varieties. Developed by Mr. Howard Dill of Nova Scotia, this giant has won numerous world titles for largest pumpkin, often weighing in excess of 450 kg (1000 lbs)! Even under normal conditions in the average home garden, this monster is still capable of outstanding performance. The kids will just love growing this one and by the way, keep a forklift handy so you can take your winner to the fall fair! Packet contains 8 seed.

How to Grow

Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly outdoors from late May through early June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Pumpkins do not transplant well–use paper or fibre pots that can be set directly in the soil. For competition sized pumpkins, allow only two pumpkins per plant to mature. Protect mature pumpkins from frost and cold temperatures.

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SIZE

packet, $ – 125 g, 10 g, 25 g, 500 g

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

High Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

7 to 10

DAYS TO HARVEST

120

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Prior Experience Beneficial

FAMILY NAME

Cucurbitaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

GROWTH HABIT

Vining

HEIGHT

Medium (60 to 80 cm)(24" to 32")

HERITAGE

Heirloom

LATIN

Cucurbita pepo x hybrida

LIFECYCLE

Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

 

 
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