Pumpkin plant growing herbaceous creeping vine of the genus Cucurbita, Pumpkin plant annual plant also used as ornamental plant grow in subtropical, mediterranean, tropic or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+
Flower color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Pumpkin plant, and male flower are smaller
Pumpkin plant fruits
Fruit color yellow-orange, the shape can be round, oblate or oval, the weight 5-100+ kg
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Requirements for Pumpkin plant growing and care:
Moist soil, Not watering on the leaves or the fruits, some species need trellising (the small ones),
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids
How to prune:
No need to prune
Size of the plant?
1-7 m, 40-280 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Pumpkin plant, and male flower are smaller
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Pumpkin plant fruits?
Eaten raw, cooked, grilled, stir fry
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Cucurbita pepo var. pepo