Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin related seeds date back to before 5500 BC, in the country of Mexico. Over the last few hundred years, pumpkins have been commonly carved into decorative lanterns for the Halloween season.
Wee Be Little Pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo
Approx: 10 seeds
Perfect for growers with short seasons or smaller areas. This open pollinated miniature pumpkin was a AAS winner in 1999. Easy to grow and favorite amongst kids for decorating…because they are unribbed. Bush habit, spreads to only 6-8 feet.
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Days to Maturity: 90-97 days
Fruit size: 3-5 inches
Weight: 8-16 ounces
Easy to grow from seed.
Bush habit spreads to only 6 to 8 feet.
Keep away: Corn, Melon, Squash, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Oregano, Dill.
Low calorie. Rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidents, minerals, vitamins.
Vitamin A, C, E. Good source of B-complex vitamins.
Concentrated sources of protein, minerals, vitamins.
Copper, iron, niacin, selenium, zinc, amino acid tryptophan (converted into GABA in the brain).
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