Australian Heirloom Pumpkin Collection
MEMBERS SAVE Australian gardeners have preserved some of the most exceptional roasting pumpkins in the world of seed saving. In this collection we proudly share our favourite Australian heirlooms – grey-skinned bumpy ‘Ironbark’, three-lobed ‘Triamble’, iconic ‘Queensland Blue’ and the Western Australian heirloom ‘Jarrahdale’. A collection of pumpkins that’s perfect for the kitchen and long storing in dry, dark and cool conditions.
Pumpkins are the easiest of the curcubits to grow, they are big feeders, so dig in plenty of well rotted manure where they are to grow. They germinate easily in warm soil, gardeners in cooler areas can start their seedlings in pots in a warm spot and plant out after risk of frost has passed. Pumpkins need plenty of water as they grow, mulch well to conserve moisture and eliminate weeds. Harvest pumpkins when the stalk attaching it to the vine turns woody and corky. Cut (not tear) the stalk from the plant. Never lift the pumpkin by this 'handle' as if it breaks off the pumpkin will go mouldy within days.