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Baby Boo Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Baby Boo'

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Baby Boo Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Baby Boo') at Roger's Gardens

Baby Boo Pumpkin fruit

Baby Boo Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A lovely compact vining plant that produces high yields of miniature sized, flattened and ribbed white pumpkins; sweet and tasty, great for edible soup bowls, chopped into soups and stews and even sliced for tempura; harvest before maturity to keep white

Edible Qualities

Baby Boo Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The entire above-ground parts of the plant are edible, and are usually harvested from mid summer to mid fall. The edible parts have a sweet taste and a soft texture.

The plant is most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Baby Boo Pumpkin will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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