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A lovely mini pumpkin. Roast it on a bed of rosemary. Slice off the top, scoop out the seeds and eat the flesh - with butter or oil - like a boiled egg. Very prolific. It is also a beautiful and ornamental climber growing up and over arches and frames.

Genus Cucurbita
Group/Species pepo
Variety Jill be Little
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Climbing Pumpkin
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in late March. Soak the seed overnight, then sow 2.5cm vertically, one to a 9cm pot. The seeds are large and may rot off before they germinate if sown flat. Once they have 5 or 6 leaves, they're ready to go out. Harden them off by standing them outside during the day and then plant them out once the frosts are over. You can also sow them direct into the ground outside from April - May, if you wait until after the frosts.
Care Tips Water well, and avoid the plant becoming dry. Mulch well, and dig in plenty of manure. Will need a frame to climb up. It is important to pinch out the triffid-like growth tips once they reach 1-1.5m and to keep doing so! This helps the fruit to set.
Storing Store throughout the winter in a place with good air circulation. For best results, hang in an onion bag after curing in the sun for 10 days.
Harvesting July - October
Cooking Notes Brilliant for soups and roasted in the oven.
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Pumpkin 'Jill be Little' (Climbing) reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Anne

although plants were healthy and well packed not one survived after planting.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jacqui

The service as usual was excellent. All the seedlings were good and the plants are scrambling (with some assistance from me and some string) up a tepee I constructed. However the first pumpkins didn’t really come to much and fell off but now they are getting bigger and look most unusual. Bit of a talking point on my patio!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

The first order arrived in very poor condition, but they were replaced a few weeks later with much better seedlings.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dina

Obviously the plants had been forced in a greenhouse and in a very short time they all died despite my efforts with feeding and watering

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Andrea

Planted them late but they still came. They looked great on the allotment. Going to use them for Christmas decor.

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Reviewed 19th November 2018 by Bridget

Arrived in good time, very well packed and in excellent condition.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anna

Only 3 fruit from one of the plants

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Elizabeth

Great at first but struggled and got mildewed so not much fruit.