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When Should Pumpkins Set Fruit By

Posted by RadioMichael 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 9, 11 at 9:29

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


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RE: When Should Pumpkins Set Fruit By

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


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RE: When Should Pumpkins Set Fruit By

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.


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RE: When Should Pumpkins Set Fruit By

Really all pumpkins should be shaded and not in sunlight for best results.
The pumpkin does not need sunlight, the leaves do.


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