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.


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 jacko- lantern pumpkin cultivars may not mature quickly enough to produce a crop when planted in mid-July. This project compared yield and fruit size of eight cultivars or lines when they were either direct-seeded or transplanted into wheat stubble.


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

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