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Knuckle Head Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo 'Knucklehead'

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Knuckle Head Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Knucklehead') at Roger's Gardens

Knuckle Head Pumpkin fruit

Knuckle Head Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Super Freak


Lumpy and bumpy and growing up to 16lbs each, this variety is sure to add some spookiness to Halloween décor; produces deep orange pumpkins that showcase dark green warts; interiors are sweet and nutty and lovely when roasted, baked or made into soups

Edible Qualities

Knuckle Head Pumpkin is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large orange round fruit with dark green spots and orange flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Knuckle Head Pumpkin will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 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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