Mammoth Gold Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) Organic Non GMO - Vegetable
Mammoth Gold Pumpkins are prized for their enormous size and vibrant color. Following these growing instructions will help you cultivate these impressive pumpkins in your garden. Mammoth Gold Pumpkins also offer impressive yields, with plants averaging almost 10 pumpkins per fishing season. Make sure to follow the growing instructions for a successful harvest.
- Full sun, so select a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day.
- They prefer well-drained, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8.
- Plant Mammoth Gold Pumpkin seeds or seedlings after the last frost date in your area, typically in late spring or early summer.
- Create mounds or hills for planting, spacing them 6-8 feet apart to provide ample space for the large vines.
- Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Water at the base of the plants to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to diseases.
- Reduce watering as the pumpkins mature to prevent overly watery fruits.
- Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or well-rotted compost at the time of planting.
- You can apply additional fertilizer during the growing season if necessary.
- Mammoth Gold Pumpkins require pollination for fruit set. Bees and other pollinators are crucial for this process. Hand-pollination can also be done if needed.
- Prune away excess foliage to enhance air circulation and reduce the risk of disease.
- Keep an eye out for common pumpkin pests such as aphids, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles. Implement pest control measures as required.
- Watch for signs of powdery mildew and address it with appropriate treatments.
- Mammoth Gold Pumpkins are typically ready for harvest in 110-120 days after planting.
- Harvest when the skin is firm, and the pumpkin has developed a deep, golden-orange color.
- Cut the stem, leaving a few inches attached to the pumpkin to prevent rot.
- Store harvested Mammoth Gold Pumpkins in a cool, dry place. They can be kept for several months if stored correctly.
- Seed count: 10