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Baby Bear Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo 'Baby Bear'

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

Baby Bear Pumpkin fruit

Baby Bear Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  Johnny's Selected Seeds


A lovely, disease resistant, vining plant that produces wonderful pumpkins that kids love; small 6" round, smooth skinned with slight ridges reaching 2lbs each; sweet with fine grained flesh, perfect for pumpkin pies and roasted seeds

Edible Qualities

Baby Bear 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 typically harvested when mature. The edible parts have a sweet taste and a fleshy texture.

The plant is most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Baby Bear Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 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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