Pumpkin Tom Fox

Pumpkin Tom Fox


This pumpkin has everything you could ask for: a strong orange skin colour, a sturdy stalk, well ribbed and a tasty flesh within. With 3 to 4 medium sized fruits per plant giving you a manageable harvest. A later maturing variety. Allow about 16 weeks growing time. Price for 3 seeds.


SOW: 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.


GROW: keep moist and warm, ready to plant out when at 2/3 leaf stage.  Harden off well before planting out.  Tom Fox is a vining variety – train them in a circle to keep them tidy and after 3 or 4 pumpkins have set keep them trimmed and remove other flowers to concentrate their growth.  The pumpkins can weigh 5-10kg each. 


EATDon’t forget to toast the seeds – add spices for extra flavour.  Look up different recipes and be adventurous when cooking!

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