Look for help when it's time to bring these beauties in from the garden. "Big Max" lives up to his name by producing large pumpkins, reliably in the 20kg (44 lbs) range. When growing conditions are ideal, this pumpkin will produce fruit that weigh more than 45kg (100lbs) measuring in at 175cm (70") in diameter. Fruit tends to have a "flattened" appearance. The skin is pinkish orange and very thick. 'Big Max' is usually listed as C. maxima rather than C. pepo...
The uniqueness of the variety lies in its capacity to produce fruits larger than those produced by any other plant in the world, exceeding 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter. The heaviest Atlantic Giant on record weighed 2,032 pounds (922 kg) and was grown by Tim Mathison in 2012.
How To Grow
Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly ou..
This French heirloom is possibly the ultimate pumpkin. Delicious flavor from, deeply ribbed & sumptuous, buff color 20 lb. fruits. The firm flesh is a rich shade of orange. Originally from Provence in the South of France. Maturity 100 days.
How To Grow
Pumpkin is a hot weather crop. They need full sun and deep, rich, well drained, organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before planting, work in lots of compost. Sow seed directly outdoors in late May through ea..
Classic pie pumpkin with dry, stringless flesh and superior thick consistency in pies. Attractive fruits have dark orange skin with light ribbing and well attached handles. Delicious flesh is not quite as sweet as Baby Pam but has better texture. Stores well · 4-6 lb fruit (Cucurbita pepo). Maturity 105 days.
Heirloom Vegetable. An old Long Island variety grown since the early 1800s. Smooth, flattened, heavily ribbed, tan colour fruits with deep orange, sweet, butternut-like flesh. Weigh on average 3-5kg (6.5-11lbs). Stores well and is excellent for baking or pie making.