(18 varieties to choose from) UPDATED FOR 2023
All pumpkins are squash. These are only kept separate from the squash out of tradition. Culture and packet information are the same as in SQUASH heading. All of these are C. pepo.
Cornfield- 85 days. I first obtained this from the National Seed Storage Lab back in 1983. An impressive old variety from pre Civil War days. Very productive and has a very great shape. The big problem is it does not have a strong stem. I grew it for a few years and then it got lost in the freezer storage when my squash collection grew to over 700 types. I found it last winter andI decided to get it going again. Planted in 2021 ( seed from 1987) on July 6 and it did fabulous and had a huge crop ripe by early October. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed
70 days- (Pie Type) My development, a very early, 4 to 6 pound type. I direct seeded some of these on July 25 of 2002 after 2 previous plantings were lost to various things. Pumpkins were ripe by October 2 (or about 68 days). In 2017 planted July 17 ready September 27. In 2021 they were planted on July 6 and with very limited moisture we had ripe pumpkins in early September, then it rained a small amount they bloomed again and we got a second crop in October. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety