Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Connecticut Field Pumpkin


    Cucurbita pepo

    Min Qty: 40 seeds

    Description:  One of the most popular pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, less uniform in shape or size than Howden, but popular in pies and for canning.  Heirloom grown by Native Americans and used by colonists before 1700.   4-6 fruit per plant, 15-25 pounds each.

    Planting Instructions:   115 days. Sow seeds 1" deep, in loose, rich soil after danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed.  If you are planting in rows, plant seeds 4-6" apart in rows 6' apart.  If you are planting in hills, plant 3-4 seeds in a ring around the top of the hill, spacing your hills about 3' apart.  You can start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost and transplant outside after hardening off.  Plant with corn and pole beans, about 2 weeks after the corn is sown.   Pumpkins are generally heavy feeders, so fertilize as they grow to improve your harvest.