Originally published in Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report for 2005. Compiled by Elizabeth T. Maynard and Christopher C. Gunter. Bulletin No. B17810. Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Office of Agricultural Research Programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana. December 2005.


Double-cropping pumpkins after wheat provides an opportunity to harvest a high-value crop off of land that might otherwise remain uncropped. In northern Indiana, many jack-o- lantern pumpkin cultivars may not mature quickly enough to produce a crop when planted in mid-July. This paper reports yield and fruit size of five cultivars or lines direct-seeded or transplanted into wheat stubble at the Pinney-Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, Indiana.


variety trials, pumpkins, vegetables, Cucurbita pepo, no-tillage, double cropping, direct seeding, transplanting

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