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EEEP! Pumpkin broke off the vine early!

Posted by coloradobotanygirl 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 13, 13 at 19:53

I'm in Zone 5, and while trying to put some newspaper under one of my pumpkins it broke off of the vine. It is mostly orange already with a slight green venation near the very top. The vine also broke with only about 2 inches of stalk/stem on the pumpkin. Please help with advice on what to do. This is the first year growing pumpkins for my kids, I really don't want this one to rot; it was one of the best ones out of the patch.

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RE: EEEP! Pumpkin broke off the vine early!

I had a similar problem. Just take it off and sit it in the sun. It might ripen up a little more. Having a little green on a pumpkin isn't bad. Sounds like my pumpkin has more green on it than yours does. After just a day in the sun off the vine I noticed less green already. They ripen up pretty quickly once they get started.

The photo I'm posted was taken yesterday after mine broke off the vine. It's actually more orange in person and the back side of it that you can't see in the photo is all orange with no green at all.

RE: EEEP! Pumpkin broke off the vine early!

I found some info for you on how to ripen your pumpkin off the vine. It's pretty simple really.

Here is a link that might be useful: ripen your pumpkin

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