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Pumpkin Sweet Dumpling [cucurbita pepo]

Pumpkin Sweet Dumpling [cucurbita pepo]

Regular price €3,00 EUR
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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The Sweet Dumpling pumpkin is a special annual pumpkin variety. Pumpkins have been around for over 10,000 years BC. cultivated and has its origins in South America. It has been proven that it has been cultivated in Europe since the 16th century. The early, small and ribbed pumpkin has yellow-whitish-green skin with yellow flesh and a very aromatic chestnut aroma. Can be stored for a long time at cool temperatures.
Fruit weight about 200g.

General information
Plant family: Cucurbitaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 90 days
Plant hight approx: 4cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, constantly moist, nutrient and humus rich, slightly loamy

pH value: 5.5 until 7.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 2-3 cm
Best germination temperature: 20-24°C
Germination time: 3-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 150x200 cm

Optimal mix culture: Broccoli, Corn, Calendula
Unfavorable mix culture: Dill, Cucumber, Zucchini

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, pumpkin is sown directly outdoors from March to May after the last frosts or grown in a warm place at a temperature of around 20°C. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place from April to May. Pumpkin is sensitive to frost, loves warmth and lots of water.

Other names
Latin botanical names: cucurbita pepo
English names: Pumpkin
German names: Kürbis, Gartenkürbis
Portuguese names: Abóbora
Spanish names: Calabaza
French names: Citrouille, Potiron

Pumpkins consist of around 90% water and have few calories. They contain numerous minerals such as potassium, magnesium, high levels of beta-carotene and iron. Vitamin A is responsible for the orange color of the fruit flesh. Pumpkin seeds are also used as herbal medicine.

Potent germination capacity: 4-5 years

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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