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Pumpkin Big Max
An amazing exhibition variety due to the sheer size it grows to, Big Max has a gorgeous bright orange skin and firm sweet tasting flesh. Sow early March to mid-May at 15°C and plant out from end of May in rich, well prepared ground. This variety will grow to a giant size and under ideal growing conditions will live up to its name and can reach a whopping 45kg!!
Product Part Number: 18173
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
April to May under glass Mid May to June outdoors
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2"") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1"") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2"") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24"") apart.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60-90cm (24-36"") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
To get very large fruits take out the growing point after 3 to 4 fruits have set then gradually reduce down so only 1 to 2 plants develop per plant.
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, C and E.