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