Pumpkin - Small Sugar
This variety was bred for a naturally high sugar content which ensures wonderfully sweet flesh, delicious for pies, soups and roasting. The fruits store well and are a practical size for culinary use, weighing around 1.5-2kg each.
Sow indoors for surest results from April to June, 1.5cm deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out 90cm apart, into fertile, well-drained soil, during May/June when frosts are over. Or sow outdoors, in May/June for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 90cm between positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest from August to November.