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New Pumpkin Variety for 2008

Written by Hilary on November 1st, 2007

I know we just finished the growing season, but I am always on the lookout for new things to grow next year.

Take a look at this new pumpkin variety that is new for 2008! It’s called Pumpkin ‘Jarrahdale’ (Cucurbita maxima).

It has a unique bluish-gray fruit, which grows up to 6 to 12 pounds (7 to 5.5 kgs), that is excellent for fall décor and Halloween.

Also making it different, is its golden to orange-colored flesh, that is sweet, nutty, and stringless, making it great for baking. This is nice, because many ornamental or decorative pumpkins are not so good tasting, but this one is.

Harvest in 100 days from seed. Seeds are available at: Botanical Interests

Overall this seems to be a very versatile pumpkin and I am going to try it out next year, I hope you do to!

For more gardening tips and gardening ideas go to: Weekend Gardener Monthly Web Magazine

 

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7 Comments so far ↓

  1. In Australia we would call this pumpkin a “Queensland Blue” A favourite for baking and especially pumpkin soup (Nearly ever cafe offers this in winter-a National Dish)
    here are a couple of recipes (there are many)
    http://www.abc.net.au/riverland/stories/s1980716.htm
    http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/stories/s1143601.htm

  2. Linda says:

    These are two interesting facts I learned about pumpkins this year:

    Almost 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins will be produced in almost any given year. More than $150 million is spent on pumpkins each year!!!

  3. Hilary says:

    Thanks for the additional information! The recipes look great, and I can’t get over 1.5 billion pounds – that’s a lot of pumpkin produced!

    Have a great day.

  4. Anonymous says:

    just a little note about the “newness” of the Jarradale pumpkin…..the variety has been around since 1800’s and is considered a heirloom. Baker seeds carry a great line of Jarradale’s that have very nice marking and dark blueish-gray color that put these new varieties to shame.

  5. Hilary says:

    Yes, you are correct. The Jarrahdale variety has been around a long time, since it’s an heirloom.

    This one is an heirloom variety too and is very similar.

    Good comment.

  6. Anonymous says:

    how long does it take to grow a new variety of pumpkin?

  7. Hilary says:

    Hi,

    All pumpkins are about the same.

    They take about 100 to 115 frost-free days depending upon the cultivar grown.

    If you need more in-depth pumpkin growing information, see our vegetable gardening growing guides:

    Vegetable Gardening Growing Guides

    Growing Pumpkins

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