Growing Connecticut Field Pumpkin Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Connecticut Field
- Days to Maturity: 110 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 36-48”
- Row Spacing: 4-6’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 70-85℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cucumber beetle, squash bug
- Color: Orange
- Flavor: Sweet
Connecticut Field Pumpkin Growth Habits:
Place pumpkin seed in the ground after the threat of frost. Give pumpkins a lot of room to grow. The vines on pumpkin plants can get huge. Connecticut Field pumpkins can get to be around 18 pounds and 12-20” in diameter. Pumpkins will have a flattened bottom. Harvest pumpkins before they begin to rot in the fall.
Various Uses for Connecticut Field Pumpkin:
Connecticut Field Pumpkin is the perfect pumpkin to grow if you’re looking for a great carving pumpkin. This pumpkin becomes large, orange, and has a rounded bottom. Scoop out the seeds when you’re ready to carve your pumpkin and roast the seeds for an awesome snack. This pumpkin is perfect for all those things you look forward to in the fall.
Connecticut Field Pumpkin Benefits:
Pumpkins have numerous health benefits. Due to its vitamin C it can help ward off a cold. With all the fiber pumpkins contain, it can really aid in controlling blood sugar. The orange color in pumpkin means it has beta-carotene, and this can help boost eye health.
This is the mother of the New England Pie pumpkin, and dates back to pre-Columbian times.
Seeds Per Package:
- 8 g - Approximately 60 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 3,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 80,000 Seeds