Growing Non-GMO Sugar Pie Pumpkin Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-9
- Days to Maturity: 85-100
- Days to Germination: 4-10
- Seeding Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 4-8 feet
- Row Spacing: 4-8 feet
- Plant Height: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Wide-trailing vining mound
- Soil Preference: Fertile, composted, moist, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 60-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and aphids. Mildew and leaf spotting may occur in poorly drained soils.
- Sugar Pie Pumpkin Color: Classic Halloween orange
- Sugar Pie Pumpkin Flavor: Sweet winter squash flavor
How to Grow Sugar Pie Pumpkin from Seed
Pumpkin is a full sun winter squash that thrives in the heat, trailing and vining just like a gourd or cucumber. Pumpkins are able to be sown directly after final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1 inch deep per cell or, for direct sowing, plant atop 8-10 inch tall mounds every 5-6 ft to accommodate long, heavy trailing vines.
Germinates in 4-10 days and transplant to composted, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize plants every 3 weeks and harvest pumpkins before the autumn frost. As pumpkins begin to show on the vine, pinch off vines and flowers to inhibit vegetative growth, directing energy to producing largest, healthiest pumpkins. Regardless of color or size, pumpkin is ripe once stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail.
Sugar Pie Pumpkin in the Vegetable Garden
Pumpkin is a full sun winter squash that thrives in the heat, trailing and vining just like a gourd or cucumber. And like any other winter squash, pumpkin features a wide variety of colors and sizes for both ornamental and culinary use. Pumpkins are able to grow multiple on the vine but, for largest and most decorative squash, plants can be pruned to force enormous, even competition size pumpkins just in time for autumn fun.
Plant pumpkin seeds directly into the soil when temperatures have warmed. Pumpkins need a tremendous amount of space in the garden so give it room to grow: 8-12 feet! Make sure your pumpkins have good circulation and don’t succumb to rot. Sugar Pie Pumpkin will grow to be a little over 6" and be bright orange.
Harvesting Sugar Pie Pumpkin
Most small to medium pumpkins are ready to harvest 90-100 days from sowing while larger varieties require an extra few weeks. Regardless of color or size, pumpkins are generally ripe once the stem is solid and rind is tough, unable to be pierced by a fingernail. Clip pumpkins from the vine with shears leaving about 4” of stem intact and, once harvested, leave out to naturally cure in the sun for 10-14 days. The curing process will help pumpkins last up to 3 months longer after harvesting.
About Sugar Pie Pumpkin Seeds
C.pepo. (85 days) Small, flattened orange flesh, 6-7 inch diameter, 4-5 inches think. 6-8lbs.
Sugar Pie is one of the best pumpkins for making mouth watering pies.
Also great for soups and pumpkin cheesecake.
Great canning pumpkin. Very good keeper that stores for months.
This is the pumpkin to grow if you are a baker. Sugar Pie Pumpkins are the perfect texture and size for baking. Roast the flesh for a creamy filling for your pumpkin pies. Use New England Pumpkin for muffins, bread, and cakes. It can also make a delicious ravioli filling. Honestly, there’s very little this buttery pumpkin doesn’t taste good in as an ingredient.
Pumpkins are a great addition to your diet. Sugar Pie pumpkins are rich in nutrients. They are rich in fiber which leads to a person feeling full, and prevents overeating. One cup of pumpkin contains nearly all of your daily vitamin A needs. This means your eye health and immune system can really benefit from pumpkin.
Sugar Pie Pumpkin Seeds Per Package:
- 8 g - Packet - Approx 60 Seeds
- 1 oz- Wholesale - Approx 200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 3,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 16,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 80,000 Seeds
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