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Cucurbita pepo 'Expert'

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Expert Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Expert') at Roger's Gardens

Expert Pumpkin fruit

Expert Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


Upright, blocky pumpkins show off on vigorous vines in large gardens; medium-large sized, deep orange pumpkins with golden orange flesh grow upwards of 30lbs; versatile and delicious, use for baking or roasting, carving at Halloween or any harvest décor

Edible Qualities

Expert Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large orange round fruit with orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a pleasant taste and a firm texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Expert Pumpkin will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 pH, but grows best in rich soils. 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 selection of a native North American species.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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