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ber77tie

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How long to mature
« on: July 29, 2013, 21:15:10 »
My pumpkin plant has just produced a pea size pumpkin.how many weeks will it take roughly to get a decent size or am I too late?

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How long to mature
« on: July 29, 2013, 21:15:10 »

Spireite

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Re: How long to mature
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 15:12:27 »
Just looking back at my last years photos, and my pumpkin was about the size of a tennis ball on 1st Aug and I harvested it on the 12th Sept just before the threat of frost really set in.  This year my largest pumpkin so far is still only the size of a snooker ball!!
Remember that the female flower (it has a bump under the flower) needs to pollinate for the fruit to 'take'...I sometimes take the male flower (on top of a thin stem) and place it inside the female flower to help things along a little! :love5: :love5:
N. Herts, just acquired first allotment in Aug 2014.

 

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