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Lady Godiva Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo 'Lady Godiva'

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Lady Godiva Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Lady Godiva') at Roger's Gardens

Lady Godiva Pumpkin fruit

Lady Godiva Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A well loved, naked seed variety that is mainly used for décor, but its insides hold a surprise; produces round to oblong orange pumpkins with green mottled stripes; interior holds up to 1 lb. of hull-less seeds that are ready for snacking

Edible Qualities

Lady Godiva Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces orange round fruit mottled with dark green which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a delicious taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Baking

Planting & Growing

Lady Godiva Pumpkin will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 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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