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Pumpkin 'Jack Be Little'

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

  • 34 plantings
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  • 52 stashed

Jack Be Little is a variety of Pumpkin which is a member of the Cucurbita family. Its botanical name is Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Jack Be Little'. 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. Jack Be Little is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.48 cm (that's 11.89 inches in imperial). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

Jack Be Little Pumpkin is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Jack Be Little

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in hills of 3-6 vines per hill with a minimum 4’ (121.92cm) space for spread. Careful attention must be paid to cucumber beetles, squash bugs and vine borers. Control of cucumber beetles early in the season is VERY important, as they spread bacterial wilt disease.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Jack Be Little is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Jack Be Little are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Jack Be Little needs a soil ph of 6.5 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil).

Growing Jack Be Little from seed

Seeds will not germinate in cool soil

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 4.94 feet (1.52 metres) between Pumpkin plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 21°C / 70°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Jack Be Little about 21 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Jack Be Little

If transplanted, avoid disturbing roots.

Jack Be Little is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Jack Be Little about 7 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Jack Be Little

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid autumn.

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