Tropical pumpkin-the only pumpkin I can grow here

subtrop(10b)January 29, 2013

Due to Nematode issues, the tropical pumpkin/calabaza is the only one which works in my yard. After they are ripe and I pull the roots, they are infested with rkn, but sure did produce 2 nice pumpkins just like last year. The large one is 7.5 lbs.

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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Ooh, those look interesting!

Have you tried the Seminole Pumpkin? I have serious nematode and SVB problems here, and they produced for me. Smaller fruit, (1.5 lbs each is what I got; I think they can get up to about 3lbs) but tasty.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:51AM
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No I haven't! But should!:-) Do you have any seeds we could share?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 11:46AM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

I can give you a dozen seeds. Just send me an email with your info and I'll put them in the mail to you. :-D

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:12PM
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Seminoles are so easy to grow, and very tasty. The only problem is the flesh tends to be thin. This year I'm trying 'Taina Dorada', a variety developed in Puerto Rico for its disease resistance and semi-bush growth habit. We'll see if its as care free as the Seminoles.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:44PM
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L_in_FL(8B/9A Border, NW FL)

Oooh, semi-bush habit sounds excellent. (I have space problems!) Please do keep us updated on how Taina Dorada does for you.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 3:05PM
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