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Pumpkin 'Jill be Little' (Climbing)

A lovely mini pumpkin which is easy to grow. It is also a beautiful and ornamental climber growing up and over arches and frames.
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10 seeds

5 seedlings (511595-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
pepo
Common name
Climbing Pumpkin
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
10 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.8m (6ft) - Trailing
Cultivation
Sow under cover late March-May. Soak seed overnight, then sow 2.5cm (1in) deep in a 9cm pot. Once they have 5-6 leaves, they’re ready to go out. Harden off and plant once frosts are over. Sow direct from mid-May, even sowing into your compost heap.

Description

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.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

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 1.8m and to keep doing so! This helps the fruit to set.