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Pumpkin 'Small Sugar'   

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

  • 103 plantings
  • 16 available for swap
  • 19 wanted
  • 128 stashed

Belonging to the Cucurbita genus (Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Small Sugar'), Small Sugar is a variety of Pumpkin. Small Sugar is a variety of heirloom OP Pumpkin . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Electric yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Office Green colour.

This C. pepo variety produces 4-6 fruits, and the vines spread 10’ or more. Each fruit is 5-8 lbs, and “its smooth, creamy flesh is bright orange and quite sweet.” Amazingly good fresh, but also does well canned or frozen.1

This variety is an Fruit 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. Typically grows with a spreading habit.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Small Sugar Pumpkin is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Small Sugar

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Small Sugar is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

Growing Small Sugar from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.34 inches (6.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm).

Transplanting Small Sugar

As Small Sugar is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 16°C / 61°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Small Sugar

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

Small Sugar folklore & trivia

Small Sugar pumpkins have been grown in the US at least since the Civil War.2

Other Names for Pumpkin 'Small Sugar'

New England Pie, New England Sugar, New England Sugar Pie, Sugar Pie, Early Sweet Sugar Pie

Latest Pumpkin 'Small Sugar' Reviews

  • No good germination.

    3 stars

    MainStreetFarms about growing Small Sugar Pumpkin
  • Three vines, one of which was broken, yielded 5 pumpkins. Which is one more than I buy at the store each year. Great flavor, fun to grow. Will grow again.

    4 stars

    KathN about growing Pumpkin "Small Sugar"
  • This is a perfect little pumpkin. Hearty, disease and pest resistant, and the fruit is firm and tasty. Will definitely plant again.

    5 stars

    KathN about growing Pumpkin "Small Sugar"

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1 “From ‘Edible Heirlooms’ by Bill Thorness

2 “From ‘Edible Heirlooms’ by Bill Thorness