Miranda Castro Great video!
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31.08.2014 at 03:38 pm
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton We also try to keep volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Match & United Way. See there & our website for how you can get involved, or just contact MichaelSee More Adler
http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1298429.jspSee Less
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28.08.2014 at 05:54 pm
Julie Castle Does anyone have one of these or know where I can get one ? the edible Sugarplum/Sarvis/Sarvisberry/Serviceberry/Juneberry tree which can grow in our Zone.,,...
http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/the-amazing-serviceberry.aspx#axzz3BQ7nkbfl
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25.08.2014 at 12:23 pm
Michael Adler Kayla Susan Sosnow is donating her shed to EPP, but we need to move it. I think maybe if enough people come help, we can pick it up and put it on a trailerSee More (and then take it off at EPP.) We're going to do this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Who can help?See Less
17.08.2014 at 08:10 pm
Michael Adler or we might just get professionals to do it. I'm going to call about prices for that tomorrow.17.08.2014 at 08:13 pmDeborah Aldridge Nice shed! What a great gift!21.08.2014 at 07:35 pm1
Michael Adler I was thinking again how nice it would be to have our own tool/storage shed at EPP. Anyone interested in building one of these for us? We'll give youSee More lots of plants! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Arrow-Newport-8-ft-x-6-ft-Steel-Shed-NP8667/100119313See Less
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12.08.2014 at 09:26 pm
Kayla Susan Sosnow Michael Adler I would like to donate my shed to the Edible Plant Project. :-)16.08.2014 at 06:58 pm2Michael Adler YAY!!! Thank you! Also EPP can donate lots of plants to your new place when you're ready.16.08.2014 at 07:25 pm3
Aunt Maggi Unless this storm blows over quickly, don't think I will head back into town for the market. Sorry.13.08.2014 at 03:17 pm
Christopher Quire Interesting little article.
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12.08.2014 at 09:19 am
Andi Houston None of those are good choices for this area. Either too invasive or won't grow well.12.08.2014 at 11:39 pmAndi Houston Will tipuana tipu grow here?

http://growerjim.blogspot.com/2010/06/tipuana-tipu.html12.08.2014 at 11:41 pm
view 1 more commentsChristopher Quire It's more the approach and thought. This is a British site so choices will not work here. I meant to add that to the description.13.08.2014 at 05:26 am

Seminole Pumpkin


The Seminole pumpkinĀ (Cucurbita moschata) is actually closer related to butternut and calabaza, than a real pumpkin. They usually grow in a more pumpkin-like shape than butternuts. The vines are aggressive and fast growing, achieving lengths of 20 feet or more. They like to climb, but the fruits usually pull them down.

Soil: Prefers rich soil with lots of organic matter and plenty of lime. Fertilizing also usually helps. The best vines usually volunteer from compost piles. Mulch heavily to control annual weeds and conserve water, but keep it half a foot back from the origin.
Water: These need plenty of water when they’re starting out, and may need irrigation throughout, depending on your soil’s capacity to provide water. Some people don’t care for their vines at all, and have good production. Avoid overheard watering, especially late in the day, as moisture can encourage gummy stem blight.
Sun: Full sun is usually recommended, but we find the vines wilt most of the day. Light shade would probably help reduce wilting time and therefore improve growth. Fruits can be sunburnt on hot summer days, if the older leaves that used to shade them wither away. We have solved that problem by intercropping with sweet potato.
Cold: This is a fairly long season squash, so I would not recommend a fall planting, but they could succeed if we don’t get any freezes till real late in the year.
Propagation: Seed. Every vine seems to be a little different. Take care not to cross with less rugged Cucurbita moschata, like butternuts. Plant as early as possible.
Pests: It resists powdery mildew, though its white leaf splotches are often mistaken for it. It resists vine borers, but not completely. Check for holes spilling wet sawdust, usually at a leaf or tendril joint (especially if a portion of the vine wilts). Split open the stem with a knife and remove the borer. A concentrated rotenone/pyrethrin spray can prevent them except that rain washes it off. Another type of borer infests the new fruits and flowers. I kill all I can to prevent their reproduction. They only attack the very young fruits, and seem to come in waves. You should get some production between the waves. A green caterpillar with white lines webs leaves together, rolls the edges, and especially favors the growing tips. They can be very destructive. BT spray or powder should control them. Seminole pumpkins are susceptible to gummy stem blight if you mulch up to the base.
Other problems: Will invade the rest of your garden and all your neighbor’s yards.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: I like to wait till the stem turns brown just in case it might get a bit sweeter. They can also be eaten green, like a summer squash. Putting wood under the fruit can prevent damage from the ground. Some people leave them out long after the vine has died and they stay remarkably healthy. I’ve had shelf stored pumpkins last more than a year. They make excellent pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and anything else you might use a butternut or pumpkin for.
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Cucurbita%20moschata

pdf – Seminole Pumpkin Information Sheet (to print out)



5 comments to Seminole Pumpkin

  • Claudia Cambigue

    Hi – This is the first I have heard of this Seminole Pumpkin. Anyone out there have a few seeds to share for our community garden??Thanks. Claudia

  • T. Gunderson

    You can locate Seminole Pumpkin seed as well as other heirloom seed from South Carolina Foundation Seed Association at 1162 Old Cherry Road, Clemson, SC 29636-9952.
    Phone: 864.656.2520 or cell no.: 864.650.5306 Mike Watkins. http://www.clemson.edu/seed. I ordered some seeds on Thursday, they arrived in California by Monday. Price for seed and shipping fees were very reasonable.

  • Rosemary

    I am growing the pumpkin this year. This plant/seed I will share with my garden club.

  • Bob

    I’m growing them for the first time this year and so far they are doing beautifully, sending out enormous white-mottled leaves and climbing up a large dead apricot tree. They seem happy to climb as long as the tendrils can find something to grab onto. No flowers yet but lots of buds.

  • Not telling so Anonamys

    I have a project about this and i made Pumpkin bread so this wuz very usefull info!

    Thanks,
    Anonamys

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