Ed Hume Seeds

Blue Jarrahdale Pumpkin

PUMPKIN Blue Jarrahdale


Named for the town in Australia where it originated. It is a flattened, maxima type squash with blue skin and golden orange flesh.  It is great for baking as well as for its decorative value.  Fruits average 6 to 10 lbs. when mature.  Approximately 105 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Seed directly into the garden in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed or start indoors in individual peat pots 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Cover seed with 1/2  to 3/4 inch of fine soil well firmed down.

SPACING: Leave about 3 to 4 feet between hills and place 6 seeds in each hill.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When new plants are about 4 inches tall carefully thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill.

GERMINATION: Approximately one to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Squash loves well drained soil in a sunny location. Avoid over-watering and continual use of high nitrogen fertilizers.  Harvest before first frost, leaving part of the stem attached. Cure fruit for one week in a warm, dry spot. Store long term at 45 to 55 degrees.

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