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Pumpkin: Queensland Blue     

Bought as a seedling from Bunnings.
The 4 large gray ones from the top row are Queensland Blues.

This planting has been archived (Other).

Purchased from Bunnings (Maribyrnong)

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Quantity: 1

Plant Winter squash Cucurbita maxima 1679

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Care Instructions

If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 0.08 inches (0.2 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 3.25 feet (1.00 metres) between Winter squash plants.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Winter squash 'Queensland Blue' is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches in imperial).

Your garden has partial sun light - Winter squash 'Queensland Blue' should be planted in a location that enjoys full sun.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (10) is within the ideal range for Winter squash 'Queensland Blue'. The recommended range is between Zone 10 and 12.

Winter squash 'Queensland Blue' ideally needs a soil ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (acidic to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.

More information about Pumpkin: Queensland Blue is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Pumpkin: Queensland Blue Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

32730.0 g : 5.0 item

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Comments

I am contemplating planting Queensland Blue as well. How did you like it? How would you describe the taste?

Yours look beautiful either way! Great job!

Posted on 07 Oct 10 (almost 9 years ago)
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

They are a versatile pumpkin, we love them. Excellent roasted, steamed, boiled or as a soup.
I can’t really describe the taste, as I haven’t grown nor tasted that many varieties, and these are a popular variety around here and they’ve filled our needs. They aren’t bland that’s for certain! They aren’t buttery either. But they are smooth and moist with a lovely strong flavour. They are also great keepers, we still have two in the pantry (stalk down) and that’s into their 5th month since being picked.

I’ll send you some seeds with the beans if you want – remind me though!

Posted on 07 Oct 10 (almost 9 years ago)

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