Garden pumpkins do not come better behaved than this: compact semi bush habit with perfect smooth globe fruit that are a very manageable 2-3.5kg. It is also relatively quick for a pumpkin and can be harvested in September.
Price for 3 seeds.
SOW & GROW: in individual pots inside during April or May. You can keep them on a window sill until sprouted then pop into a coldframe or unheated greenhouse. Keep moist and warm, ready to harden off and plant out when at 2/3 leaf stage. Dig in plenty of compost as they are hungry plants. Orange Smoothie, being a semi bush, is also suitable for large patio pots. Relatively quick – can be harvested in September. Cut leaving a ‘handle’ of stem for each fruit then allow the fruits to harden for 10-14 days (protect from frost and wet)
EAT: these are a favourite choice for carving but they are also perfect for eating and a size that won’t overwhelm you