Pumpkin 'Blue Ballet'

Cucurbita maxima
Organic

An American Hubbard variety with smooth teardrop-shaped powdery blue-grey fruits that are both pretty and delicious. The flavoursome stringless flesh is perfect for roasting. Stores well and yields 6kg per plant.

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Pumpkin 'Blue Ballet'

Smooth-skinned, blue-grey fruits are a convenient size for the home kitchen. Our clear favorite in our trials with flavoursome orange flesh of smooth fibreless consistency. Stores well. Yields 6kg per plant.

How to grow

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.

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