New England: PIE Classic New England heirloom for pies or mini jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkins range in size from 5-7 lbs each. Creamy, stringless flesh is a rich dark-orange color.
When and Where to Plant: Tender Annual. Direct sow or start indoors 4 weeks before frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85-95ºF. Row spacing is 5-6’. The more crowded the greater number of pumpkins, but smaller sized. Plant outdoors after danger of all frost has passed. Black plastic mulch and floating row cover can be used to increase soil and air temps, as well as ward off cucumber beetles. Harvest before hard frost.