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Offline james150

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Hi,

I just got an acre to use to grow pumpkins and was wondering what are good pumpkins to grow for novelty and carving and where to buy the seeds from?  Up to now I only grew organic pie pumpkins.  SW Wisconsin.

Thanks,

Jim
Faith Farms is a family run flower and vegetable farm in the heart of Amish country in the picturesque Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our farm is directly across the road from the Vernon Vineyards and Pedretti Party Barn


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Re: Pumpkin Seeds? need suggestions on seeds for market (carving)
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 05:16:27 PM »
hey james...i just saw this posting.  i am really surprised no one replied to you.   :o

i don't know much about pumpkins.  sorry.  the almanac recommends 'Autumn Gold' as a good one to grow for carving

https://www.almanac.com/plant/pumpkins

this site had a good list of varieties for each purpose (painting, mini ones, etc).  they also recommended the autumn gold as a carver.

https://extension.illinois.edu/pumpkins/varieties.cfm


what did you end up going with?
post something!  c'mon...you know ya wanna...  :)

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Re: Pumpkin Seeds? need suggestions on seeds for market (carving)
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 09:35:26 PM »
I don't know if they are any good or not, but I planted a few big max pumpkins a few days ago.  They are up, but it'll be a couple of months before I know how well they did.

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Re: Pumpkin Seeds? need suggestions on seeds for market (carving)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 07:28:16 PM »
hey james...i just saw this posting.  i am really surprised no one replied to you.   :o

i don't know much about pumpkins.  sorry.  the almanac recommends 'Autumn Gold' as a good one to grow for carving

https://www.almanac.com/plant/pumpkins

this site had a good list of varieties for each purpose (painting, mini ones, etc).  they also recommended the autumn gold as a carver.

https://extension.illinois.edu/pumpkins/varieties.cfm


what did you end up going with?

Hi,

I ended up with Connecticut field and Howden field pumpkins as well as Big Max, all from Morgan County Seeds.

We are well along in our season and I should know if they work out in two months.

Thanks for the reply,

Regards,

Jim
Faith Farms is a family run flower and vegetable farm in the heart of Amish country in the picturesque Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our farm is directly across the road from the Vernon Vineyards and Pedretti Party Barn