Pumpkin Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Pumpkins
 
When to Plant:
Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract two weeks if transplanting. Soil temperature should be above 70°F. All danger of frost should have passed. Most pumpkins should be started late-May to mid-June for early October harvest.
 
Fertilizing:
Heavy feeders. 5-15-15 works great. Too much nitrogen will hurt yields. Fertilize at a rate of 2 lbs. per 100 square feet.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1-2″ Well drained, fertile, pH 5.8-6.8
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Pumpkin 2-4′ 6-12′ 25-50 300 lbs. 4,000

 

Pumpkin Seed Count 
(Mid-Large size):
1 Ounce: 150 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 300 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 625 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 1,250 Seeds
1 Pound: 2,500 Seeds
 
Pumpkin Seed Count 
(Small size):
1 Ounce: 250 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 500 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 1,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 2,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 4,000 Seeds
* These are average pumpkin seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 

 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces