PUMPKINS - Cucurbita pepo.
As American as the Fourth of July. They bring nostalgic memories of our youth, crisp fall days, the fun of Halloween, and luscious pumpkin pies that add to the festivities of Thanksgiving. Easy cultural requirements similar to winter squash. Plant in spring when ground has thorougly warmed to a minimum of 70°, optimum soil temperature 90°
Pumpkins need heavy watering at regular intervals. Approximately 100 to 250 seeds per ounce or 8 to 12 seeds per gram.