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Specialty Pumpkins

Baby Boo Pumpkin

Baby Boo Pumpkin

Baby Boo Pumpkin

Baby Boo Pumpkin

These pumpkins are either too tiny or too cute to resist. With a few exceptions, these pretty pumpkins are just here to look good and make you happy, without feeding you.

Sun exposure:

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH:

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones:

  • 3 to 10

Spacing:

  • 3 to 4 feet apart

Moisture:

  • 1  inch per week depending on rainfall

Notes:

  • transplant or direct sow after frost danger
  • protect mature pumpkins from hard frost
  • keep evenly moist

Baby Boo

Days to maturity: 100
Diameter:               3 inches
Weight:                    1/4 pound
Skin:                          White
Vine:                          Average
Comments:             Tiny, white, ornamental pumpkin

Casper

Days to maturity: 90
Diameter:               8 inches
Weight:                    10 to 20 pounds
Skin:                          White
Vine:                          Medium
Comments:             Casper is your canvas—white skin ready for painting

Jack-B-Little

Days to maturity: 95
Diameter:               3 inches
Weight:                    1/4 pound
Skin:                          Orange
Vine:                          Medium
Comments:             Miniature pumpkin perfect for decorating

Jack-B-Quick

Days to maturity: 95
Diameter:               3 inches
Weight:                    1/4 pound
Skin:                          Orange
Vine:                          Medium
Comments:             Has a more ribbed body than his “Little” brother

Lumina

Days to maturity: 90
Diameter:               8 inches
Weight:                    10 to 15 pounds
Skin:                          White
Vine:                          Medium
Comments:             All-around fun pumpkin; carve it, paint it, or bake it

Munchkin

Days to maturity: 95
Diameter:               2 to 3 inches
Weight:                    1/4 pound
Skin:                          Medium-light orange
Vine:                          Medium
Comments:             Perfect for decoration

Have you ever grown specialty pumpkins? Please tell us about your experiences with specialty pumpkins.

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