Growing Treated Howden Pumpkin Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Howden
- Days to Maturity: 115 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 36-48”
- Row Spacing: 4-6’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
- Temp Preference: 65-85 ℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Powdery mildew, squash bug
- Color: Orange
- Flavor: Sweet
Treated Howden Pumpkin Growth Habits:
Plant pumpkin seeds about 1 inch below the soil when temperatures are above 65℉. Howden Pumpkins need a lot of space, so give about 3-4 feet of space. In about 115 days, the pumpkin will be ready to harvest. There will be 4-6 large pumpkins on about 10ft of vines. Pumpkins will be about 15-20 lbs in size.
Various Uses for Treated Howden Pumpkin:
Treated Howden Pumpkins are grown primarily for carving. These are the pumpkins that you see most often as jack-o-lanterns. These are not necessarily grown to be eaten, but they can be eaten. Inside of pumpkins will be more fibrous rather than creamy. Many people will roast pumpkin seeds in a variety of spices for a snack.
Treated Howden Pumpkin Benefits:
Howden pumpkins are a great variety to include in the garden. Pumpkins are high in vitamin A due to their large amount of beta-carotene. They can reduce chronic disease due to high antioxidants, lower the risk of cancer, boost immunity due to vitamin C, help eyesight, and are high in fiber.
Howden pumpkins seeds have been treated with a coating that protects against pests and diseases.
Seeds Per Package:
- 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