How to harvest Pumpkin 'Conneticut Field'
Pumpkins are ready to harvest 3 - 4.5 months (110 - 120 days) after sowing when the skin has hardened and begins to lose its glossy appearance. Cut pumpkins from the vine with pruning shears or a sharp knife, while retaining about 5 cm of stalk.
How to propagate Pumpkin 'Conneticut Field'
Direct sow in mounds or hills of soil 30 cm wide, 15-20 cm tall. Sow 4-6 seeds in groups 7 cm apart. Each group should be 1-2 m apart. Cover with 2 cm of fine soil and firm lightly. Germination: 6-10 days. Sowing time in spring.
Special features of Pumpkin 'Conneticut Field'
Pumpkins are heavy feeders and need a lot of nutrients, companion plant with beans or legumes to provide food.
Other uses of Pumpkin 'Conneticut Field'
The fruit, the seeds, and the flowers are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. The flesh is sweet, thick and course, good for making pies.