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Pumpkin, Jap 'Coventry' F1 (Cucurbita maxima)

Pumpkin, Jap 'Coventry' F1 (Cucurbita maxima)

Kent Pumpkin

'Jap' type pumpkins have delicious flavour and good keeping qualities. Coventry is later ripening by 7 to 10 days than the discontinued 'Ken's Special' so should be started earlier in cool regions, but offers better yields. This variety has a vigorous vine and large fruit.


When to sow: November
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 2cm
Aspect:  Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil:  Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add   lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing:  Between plants: 60cm; Between rows: 180cm

Directions:  Plant 2 seeds per station after the danger of frost is over. October in warm districts, mid-November in cold ones. Thin to one seedling after germination. All pumpkins taste better if allowed to cure for a month or so after picking. Store them in the house lying on their sides in a dry place where the temperature rarely gets below 14C.



Treated seed

Packet 15 seeds
$6.25 each