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Cucurbita pepo 'Big Max' - Big Max Pumpkin Seed - Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Cucurbita pepo

'Big Max'

Big Max Pumpkin

In Stock: 4.14 lb (Total:4.14lb)
  • Cucurbita pepo Big Max

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4.14 lb
Cucurbita pepo Big Max

Details

Germination:
90%
Germination test:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
1,826
Quantity:
4.14 lb
Collected in:
Oregon
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
1832258

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking for an impressive addition to your garden? Look no further than Cucurbita pepo 'Big Max' Pumpkin! These seeds are capable of growing massive pumpkins, typically ranging from 20 to 50 pounds, but sometimes reaching up to an astonishing 300 pounds under ideal conditions. While they are not true pumpkins, these squash-type pumpkins have bright orange skin and fine-grained, yellow-orange flesh that is great for canning and freezing. The deeply ribbed and slightly roughened skin can reach a thickness of 3 to 4 inches, making them ideal for storage. However, their large size makes them difficult for culinary use, lacking the flavor and texture present in smaller varieties. The cultivar requires ample room to grow properly, and it is recommended to limit each vine to one fruit to achieve the maximum size. Best planted between two and four weeks after the average last frost, Big Max pumpkins typically become ripe 110 to 120 days after sowing. Hill planting is recommended, spacing seeds 3 to 8 cm apart, in hills of between five and eight seeds which should be thinned to leave two to three plants. Don't miss the opportunity to grow these impressive pumpkins!

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269 NY-34 Locke NY 13092
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