Do the pumpkin fruits need to be in the sun?
I am going to try to plant pumpkins in the next day or so in my raised bed. I was hoping to let the vines go out of the box and lay on the ground, but the ideal location would have the pumpkin fruits sitting in a position where the box itself will likely block a lot of sunlight, putting the pumpkin fruits in the shade. The area where the seeds were planted would still be getting good sunlight.
So, does anyone know if the fruit itself can sit in the shade or does the pumpkin need to get the sunlight as well?