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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Pumpkin

  • Do not plant pumpkins too early. A suitable time for planting is mid-June in central Missouri.
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 3 to 5 hills
  • 1 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 48 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 60 inches
  • 60 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 110 days from planting to eating stage
  • 3,400 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 0 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For pumpkin-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Howden Biggie
      Connecticut Field type, large
    • Jack-O-Lantern
      Good for Halloween
    • Jack-Be-Little
      Novelty minature for decoration
    • Lumina
      White with orange flesh
    • Small Sugar
      Small pie pumpkin, stores well
    • Spirit
      Semibush type, hybrid
    • Oz
      Semibush plant produce 3 to 5 pounds fruit
    • Spookie
    • Connecticut Field
      15 to 25 pounds fruit
    • Gold Rush
      30 to 40 pounds fruit
    • Howden
      15 to 25 pounds fruit
    • Jackpot
      20 to 25 pounds fruit
    • Mother Lode
      18 to 25 pounds fruit
    • Pankow's Field
      15 to 20 pounds fruit
    • Wizard
      10 to 15 pounds fruit
    • Pro Gold 500
      22 to 24 pounds fruit

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      June 5 to 10
    • Central Missouri
      June 10 to 15
    • North Missouri
      June 15 to 20

 

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