Seminole Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata)

Seminole Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata)

Regular price $14.95

The Seminole Pumpkin is Florida's native squash variety, grown by Florida's native population for hundreds of years. However, it is said to originate in either Central America or northern South America.  A vine type, the Seminole Pumpkin is a prolific producer and grows many pumpkins of various sizes and shapes even on a single vine. Some look like traditional pumpkins, some looks like gourds, while others resemble butternut squashes.  Flavor, texture, color, and shape are all very similar to butternut squash.  Flowers are also edible and are often prepared filled with meat or veggies. 

Seminole Pumpkin is one of our favorite plants in the Sow Exotic food forest.  We plant every year in the summer, when it's raining heavily, harvest in the winter, and enjoy Seminole Pumpkins all year long. Fruit can weigh up to around 10lbs and lasts for up to a year at room temperature. 

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Live plant orders are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Monday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail. Order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days. 

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Waiting for the perfect time to plant? You can order now and request a custom weather hold until your preferred arrival date.  Please email care@sowexotic.com to request a custom hold. 

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We ship to Puerto Rico! Almost all of our plants ship (bare root, of course) to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of a plants that we don't ship. 

Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana  

Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passion Fruit

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How to Grow Seminole Pumpkin

Plant Type: Annual Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season: Fall - Spring

Mature Size: Can grow up to 25 ft. long

Soil & Moisture: Rich moist soil, has drought tolerance and likes a variety of soil conditions from rich compost and fertilizer to dry and sandy.

Exposure: Part Sun

Zone Hardiness: 4-11