Pumpkin Variety Performance With and Without Treatment for Powdery Mildew in Northern Indiana, 2009
Elizabeth T. Maynard, Purdue University - Main CampusFollow
Pumpkins for decorative use are grown on more than 4,000 acres in Indiana. Combined acreage
in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio represents about a quarter of pumpkins grown for
decorative use in the United States. Successful pumpkin production requires the use of cultivars
that yield well and produce pumpkins of the size, shape, color, and quality demanded by the
market. Genetic resistance to the fungal disease powdery mildew is present in some varieties.
This trial was designed to evaluate performance of pumpkin varieties in northern Indiana with
and without treatment for powdery mildew. The trial included eight jack-o-lantern size
pumpkins, one small or pie pumpkin, and three mini-pumpkins. Also reported are yield and fruit
characteristics for 17 additional varieties grown in unreplicated plots.
variety trials, pumpkins, vegetables, Cucurbita pepo, powdery mildew, disease resistance
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