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Pumpkin Tom Fox
Tom Fox pumpkin seeds produce Jack O'Lantern type pumpkins with a well ribbed, deep orange colour. Ideal for Halloween with great handles. They grow on long trailing vines in a variety of shapes and are very thick walled. They are heavy for their size and grow to approximately 5-10kg (12-24 lbs) each, despite them only growing to 7.5cm (3") diameter. The flesh can be scooped out and cooked in a soup, and then served inside the pumpkin for decorative bowls. Prefers full sun (6+ hours a day).
Product Part Number: 12325
When to sow
When to Sow Tom Fox Pumpkin Seeds
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
Always grow pumpkins in a sunny spot in rich fertile soil. Water regularly once fruits start to swell.
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, C and E.