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Pumpkin 'Black Futsu' (Cucurbita moschata)

With the bloom of a Victoria plum, the pleats of Shakespearean breeches and the flavour of sweet potato, treacly when roasted, this trailing pumpkin looks and tastes SUPERB.
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10 seeds

5 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
August - October
Height
50cm (20in)
Group/Species
moschata
Common name
Pumpkin
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
10 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.8m (6ft) - Trailing

Description

With the bloom of a Victoria plum, the pleats of Shakespearean breeches and the flavour of sweet potato, treacly when roasted, this trailing pumpkin looks and tastes SUPERB. It's a brilliant winter storer too.

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.