New England Pie Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)
These small, round pumpkins have a fine, sweet flesh perfect for pies. Dark orange in color, the New England Pie Pumpkin averages 4-6 lbs. Ideal for pumpkin-lovers with limited garden space. Easy to grow and packed with seeds for roasting.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 95 days
- Direct sow ½-1” deep in full sun after last frost date when soil is at least 70F or start indoors 3-4 weeks before planting.
- Space plants 24-36” apart in rows 8-12” apart.
- Pumpkins should not be planted in soil where melons or cucumbers were recently grown.
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Cute and yummy pumpkins
This was my first attempt at growing pumpkins. I ended up with three off of two plants, but my garden was having a rough year all around so the plant really can’t be blamed. They ended up yielding about two cups of puréed pumpkin plus yummy seeds to roast when harvested. I can’t wait to grow them again next year!