Pumpkin: Jack-O-Lantern Seed
12 Organic Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Seeds [approx]
Name: Pumpkin: Jack-O-Lantern
Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
Description: Jack O Lantern Pumpkins are the type of pumpkin you’d find around Halloween. When ripe, they have a bright orange, hard skin that is good for carving. The inside flesh is soft and can be used for making soups or pumpkin pies!
Germination Rate: 99%
Seed Origin: Netherlands
Sowing: April to June
Harvesting: September to October
How To Grow Pumpkins From Seed: Make sure the soil where you are going to grow your pumpkins is a good fertile soil. Seeds should be sown in pots or seed starting modules for later transplanting. Sow one seed in each cell/pot and cover with compost. Keep moist throughout germination.
3 to 5 weeks after sowing, when the seedlings have established, they will be ready to transplant to their final spot. Pumpkins are frost sensitive, so be careful not to transplant them outside until the last frost has passed.
Plant out in rows that are 150cm apart, leaving a spacing of 70cm between each plant. Water well if the soil dries out. Harvest in September/October when the leaves start to die back or before there is a risk of frost.
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About our Organic Irish Vegetable Seeds
We are passionate about providing high quality organic and open-pollinated seed to all of our customers. The term, open-pollinated seed means, seed that comes from plants where pollination has happened naturally.
Benefits of using open-pollinated seed: These seeds have been around much longer than F1 hybrid or genetically modified seed, therefore they evolve with our environment. The plants they produce are much more genetically diverse and therefore will have a much higher benefit to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Furthermore, using open-pollinated seed means you can produce the same plant the following season from saved seed.
This is not always the case with F1 hybrid and genetically modified seed.