Seminole Pumpkin Seed Packet

$ 3.00 

Seminole Pumpkin Seed Packet
Seminole Pumpkin Seed Packet
Seminole Pumpkin Seed Packet
Seminole Pumpkin Seed Packet

Seminole Pumpkin Squash
Curcurbis Moschata

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
20 seeds per packet

Days to Maturity: 95 days
Plant Spacing: 1 per square foot, vining
Sunlight Requirements: 6 - 14 hours
Look Out For: worms in growing tips
Harvest Notes: harvest butternuts when plant is mostly dead and the fruit has turned pale orange
Annual

 

Seminole Pumpkins are a South Florida favorite because many other winter squash varieties here have a hard time with all of the humidity of our tropical climate. Seminole pumpkins have a very interesting past, as they were cultivated here by many Indigenous communities before the arrival of the spanish. Read all about their cultural & historical significance in this article. Seminole Pumpkins can be eaten green or left to mature on the vine into an orangey beige color. They can store unrefrigerated for a year and just like with other storage pumpkins their sweet flavor is concentrated with time curing. Seminole Pumpkins are large vining plants so either plant them as a sprawling ground cover in your food forest or consider allowing them to grow up a bare tree in your yard, with their fruits dangling like ornaments. 

Seminole Pumpkins are a Slow Food Arc of Taste variety. 

Photo courtesy of Edible South Florida. Check out their article all about this culinary favorite.