Cucurbita pepo (85-95 days) Our Dakota strain of the Howden pumpkin has been selected for early maturity, shortening the required growing season by 15-20 days. Originally developed by John Howden of Massachusetts and introduced in 1973, we have been selecting for strong handles, a diversity of jack-o-lantern shapes, and rich orange color. Your pumpkin patch will be sure to provide a jack-o-lantern for everyone, whether they prefer a perfect Cinderella pumpkin, a long and tall Ichabod Crane type, and anything in between!
Soil temperature 70 degrees F. Planting depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 1 to 2 feet apart with 4 to 6 feet between rows. Days to Germination: 6-10; Full sun. Days to Maturity: 85-95.