Hobbit Pumpkin


Hobbit Pumpkin is a medium jack-o-lantern type with powdery mildew resistance. Semi-vining plants are more compact. Pumpkins average 10-12 lbs. Round and slightly tall. C. Pepo. 100 days to maturity.

30 seeds per packet

Availability: In stock

Hobbit Pumpkin is a hybrid, medium-sized jack-o-lantern pumpkin. This variety produces round, but slightly tall and oval pumpkins with shallow ribbing and a medium-orange exterior. Plants are semi-vining and more compact than traditional jack-o-lantern varieties, allowing for more fruit per square feet and easier harvests. Hobbit Pumpkin is resistant to powdery mildew which makes it a great choice for growers in hot and humid growing zones. Fruits average 10-12 lbs and are a great size for carving or decorating.

Pumpkins may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Pumpkins can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on winter squash to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.

Pumpkins are a crop that will produce a one-time harvest at the end of the growing season.  They should be harvested when plants die back and the fruits obtain their full color. Stem hardness is also an indication of fruit maturity. Once stems harden, fruits are ready for harvest using a set of pruning shears. Pumpkins can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, depending on variety and sugar content. Once fruits are harvested, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all pumpkin varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.

Hobbit Pumpkin Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/2″

Seed Spacing: 18-24″

Row Spacing: 5-6′

Days to Maturity: 100

Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew

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