Are the seeds of pumpkins that are sold through the website are s

wzvikawNovember 16, 2013

Hi there ,
I would like to buy seeds of pumpkins through the website , and before I buy , I want to know ,
In the future it will be possible to sow the seeds of pumpkins I raised from the seeds I buy ( to raise a new generation of pumpkins ?) .
Is the new generation of pumpkins will be with the same properties of the seeds I buy ?
I'd love to get an answer .
Thanks
Zvika

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farmerdill

As long as you buy open pollinated varieties from a reputable vendor and save seeds you should get the same variety form those saved seeds. HOWever squash are promiscuos and will cross readily with others in the same species. So if you grow halloween type pumpkins (C. pepo) they will cross with zucchini, crooknecks straightnecks,and other winter squash in the C.pepo group. I f you grow more than one variety or have a neighbor growing a different variety you will need to hand pollinate and bag the blossoms to get pure seed. Hybrids of course tend to revert to parent plants so avoid those if you wish to save seeds.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 5:42PM
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