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Pumpkin 'Atlantic Giant'  

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

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Atlantic Giant is a popular variety of Pumpkin, which belongs to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Atlantic Giant'). When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cadmium orange.

Averages 400+ pound pumpkins, but can be grown in excess of 1000-pounds if cared for properly. Must keep straw underneath the pumpkin, and remove all but one to maximize growth.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Atlantic Giant is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 30.48 cm (that's 11.89 inches in imperial).

As Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Atlantic Giant have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Atlantic Giant

  • Full Sun

  • Very High

When this pumpkin is flowering and growing fruit, you must water it frequently. Deep soaking is better than light sprinkling.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Atlantic Giant is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Atlantic Giant are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.0 as Atlantic Giant is a weakly acidic soil - neutral soil loving plant.

Growing Atlantic Giant from seed

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 4.94 feet (1.52 metres) and sow at a depth of around 1.17 inches (3.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Atlantic Giant about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Atlantic Giant

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Atlantic Giant is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Atlantic Giant

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Other Names for Pumpkin 'Atlantic Giant'

Dill’s Atlantic