Pumpkin - Jack Oâ€™Lantern
Jack O'Lantern is the perfect size for Halowe'en lights and is the traditional pumpkin to be used for carving. The skin is golden orange and the flesh is fine flavoured and deep orange. It is a versitile fruit in that it can be roasted, baked, or made into a variety of dishes such as soup or pie. This particular variety stores through the winter and is ready in about four months from sowing.
Sow the seeds from April to May under glass, or mid-May to June outdoors. Sow seed on its edge to prevent rotting, 1.5cm deep in pots or trays, 2.5cm (1"") apart. Grow the seeds under glass at 20Â°C. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 90-100cm apart. Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station. Ready to harvest from September to October.