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Question re pumpkins turning color

Posted by linda_utah 4-5 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 13, 11 at 0:21

We've had pretty fair luck with growing a few pumpkins this year for our granddaughters. I do have a question re: one of the pumpkins already turning orange. It's early august & one pumpkin is about half orange in color. This is a Connecticut Field pumpkin. The rest of the pumpkins are still deep green. For the first time, I planted in fairly fresh compost - horse manure, leaves & wood chips. They like this mixture far better than our sandy, very high pH soil. Weather has been pretty steadily around 90/60 degrees. Should this pumpkin keep until Halloween?

The only other time we had pumpkins so well here they were still green @ first frost and ripened in the house.

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RE: Question re pumpkins turning color

if the one fully rippens you can bring it inside and keep it in a cool spot and it will keep for months. aslong as there are no damamage to it like cuts bruises etc.

RE: Question re pumpkins turning color

Thank you very much. It just seemed awfully early for them to be ripening.

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