When Should Pumpkins Set Fruit By

RadioMichaelJuly 9, 2011

I'm growing the standard CT Fields in zone 5... when should they set fruit by for Halloween?

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Figure around 10 week after the plant was germinated.
If you start seeing pumpkins any time now through early august you should be fine.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 12:03PM
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I hand pollinated my first female flower August 18th last year on a Connecticut Field. That one was 45#, and orange a couple weeks before Halloween. I think if you're seeing some now, you are supposed to shade them so they don't go orange too early.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 3:31PM
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Really all pumpkins should be shaded and not in sunlight for best results.
The pumpkin does not need sunlight, the leaves do.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 3:39PM
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