Originally published in Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report for 2004. Compiled by Elizabeth T. Maynard and Christopher C. Gunter. Bulletin No. 2004-B17538. Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Office of Agricultural Research Programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana. January 2005


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. Trials were conducted at Meigs Horticultural Facility, Throckmorton Purdue Ag Center in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and on farms in Allen and Whitley Counties in northeastern Indiana to evaluate new cultivars and lines and compare them with older cultivars. This paper reports on yield and fruit size of 31 varieties grown at one or more of the trial locations.


variety trials, pumpkins, vegetables, Cucurbita pepo

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