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Pumpkin Zucca, Atlantic Giant

Pumpkin  Zucca, Atlantic Giant     Pumpkins are exceptionally easy to grow, given adequate space and patience!  Giant pumpkins are as much work as you have the time.  

Germination: 6 - 10 days.  grown on a Vine, annual.  Yellow blossoms.  Rich, well-drained, fertilie soil.  Medium growth rate.

Planting: Sow seed when the weather is warm and all danger of frost is past. Pumpkins prefer rich, well-drained, fertile soil. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep, 4 - 5 to a hill, spacing hills 8 feet apart. Germination should take place in 6 - 10 days. Care: Water well during dry weather and mulch to reduce weeds. After seedlings grow 2 inches tall, thin to 2 plants per hill. For maximum size, remove all but 1 or 2 fruits from each vine and fertilize regularly. : Harvest fruits when the skin has turned completely orange. Cut from the vine, leaving a 2 inch stem attached to the fruit. Store in a warm, dry spot. This variety produces 200 to 300 pound squash-type pumpkins

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