Jarrahdale pumpkin large
Jarrahdale pumpkin is a regular most summers in my garden. This Western Australian heirloom produces 4 to 5 kg pumpkins with a lovely bright orange flesh. Tolerates harsh conditions really well. Quite easy to cut into also. All pumpkins like a rich soil and consistent watering regime as well as extra soil warmth over late Nov and Dec.
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that.
Spacing – 1 metre (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.