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Wee Be Little Pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo 'Wee Be Little'

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Wee Be Little Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Wee Be Little') at Roger's Gardens

Wee Be Little Pumpkin fruit

Wee Be Little Pumpkin fruit

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Wee-B-Little Pumpkin

Description:

A beautiful compact vining plant that produces high yields of miniature globe shaped, deep orange pumpkins; decorative and delicious, this sweet and nutty selection is perfect for pies, muffins, preserves and soups; lovely addition to autumn décor

Edible Qualities

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

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Wee Be Little Pumpkin will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 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, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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