Qld Blue pumpkin (special strain)
Qld blue pumpkin is medium-sized which has the blossom and stem ends flattened. It is deeply ribbed, hard slate grey skin with a yellow-orange flesh.
This variety is favoured for use in scones. Its drier texture lends itself to baking and boiling and stores well for up to 6 months or longer. I generally get two to three pumpkins off a vine a year.
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.
97% germination rate