What are the pros? easy to grow, great taste
What are the cons? nothing
I grew these last summer in Montana, zone 4b. I had trouble in the beginning- none of the baby pumpkins would continue growing after the blossoms fell off, eventually rotting and dying. I did some research and found my male blooms were not pollinating the female flowers, so I did it all by hand- just rubbed some pollen onto my finger and fertilized the female pumpkin flowers with it. Even with a short growing season, made even shorter by not realizing for several weeks that I had to hand-pollinate, I ended up with over 100 pounds of pumpkins from 3 plants and 16 pumpkins. Our first frost was the second week of September, so I brought the greenish ones inside and they continued to ripen. Some pumpkins grew to 11 pounds . Despite the warnings of short shelf life, I just cooked our last pumpkin in January, and the flesh was still fantastic. These will always have a place in my garden. They are beautiful, delicious, and prolific.
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