Pumpkins grown for Halloween and other decorative purposes continue to be an important crop for many Midwestern vegetable farmers. Breeders are developing new varieties with improved appearance and disease resistance or tolerance. This paper reports on yield and fruit size of nineteen varieties evaluated at the Pinney-Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, Indiana.
variety trials, pumpkins, vegetables, Cucurbita pepo
Date of this Version
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.