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Pumpkin 'Connecticut Field'  

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo

  • 25 plantings
  • 5 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 38 stashed

Connecticut Field is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Pumpkin variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Connecticut Field'. Connecticut Field is a variety of heirloom OP Pumpkin . This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Dark orange.

“It is the original Halloween pumpkin and makes great pies too.”

“This Native American heirloom has a history predating 1700. Large fifteen to twenty pound globes that are flattened on the ends. Typically twelve inches in height and diameter. The rind is hard but thin and slightly ribbed. The flesh is sweet, thick and course. Can be planted among your cornfield and used for canning or as stock feed.”

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. Connecticut Field is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.48 cm (that's 11.89 inches in imperial). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

United States is believed to be where Connecticut Field originates from.

Connecticut Field Pumpkin is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Connecticut Field

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

110-120 days

Plant in fertile well-drained soil.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Connecticut Field is thought of as hardy, so Connecticut Field will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Connecticut Field are Zone 3 and Zone 9. Connecticut Field requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 7.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.

Growing Connecticut Field from seed

Plant in mounds of 4 to 6 seeds, 4 to 6 feet apart.

Look to ensure a distance 3.96 feet (1.22 metres) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Connecticut Field about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Connecticut Field

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

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Connecticut Field about 14 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Connecticut Field

Expect harvests to start to occur in late autumn.