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Baby Pumpkin

Baby Pumpkin

This variety produces pumpkins of about 15-20cm. The perfect size to climb up your MM-Klimrek trellis.

The pumpkin's flesh is nice and firm: good for grilling, pumpkin pie, and the most delicious pumpkin soup. No peeling necessary. 

€ 3,49

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Specifications

Sowing time: indoors end of April - mid-May Height: 200 cm Contents: 8 seeds

More info

Baby pumpkin

This delicious pumpkin is just the right size. The pumpkins themselves stay small and their vines grow along your trellis. So, they won’t take over the rest of your garden. 
  • Species name: baby bear 
  • Family: fruit 
  • Plants per square patch: 1 on the trellis 
  • Height: 200 cm and up 
  • Pre-sowing: end of April to end of May
  • Germination: 15 - 20°C in 7 - 21 days 
  • Time to harvest: from 15 weeks 
  • Sunlight: needs a sunny spot 
Want to buy baby pumpkin seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our baby pumpkin?

Pumpkin plants usually take up a lot of space, and get too big for a garden box.
 
This variety produces small pumpkins. You guide the vines through your trellis, so they don't take over there rest of your garden.

Sowing and growing

Pumpkins can't stand the cold, so you’ll first pre-sow them indoors. Start late April to early May. 

Pre-sow the seeds so they produce a root. Then put them in a pot with 1 part MM-Mix and 1 part fine vermiculite. Grow the plant indoors until it's ready for the outdoors. Then move it to a patch under your trellis at the back of your garden box. 

Pumpkins need a lot of nutrients. Give them some extra MM-Plantfood when you plant them, and add some more in mid-July.

Note: This plant will take up a lot of trellis space, so it’s good to put them in a patch next to a less intense grower, like beans.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

How do you use it?

This variety produces pumpkins that are 15 - 20 cm in size. They have firm flesh and are ideal for making pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and for grilling. No peeling necessary 😉 Roast the seeds for a tasty snack.