Lady Godiva Pumpkin Seeds - (Cucurbita pepo)

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SKU:
V1453
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
100 - 110 days
Type:
Hulless
Size:
4-8 lbs
Days to Germination:
5-10 days @ 70F
Plant Spacing:
30-36"
Soil Requirements:
Warm, well-drained
Light Preference:
Full sun
Type:
Winter
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Lady Godiva Pumpkin - (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Lady Godiva Pumpkin - (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Lady Godiva Pumpkin - (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Lady Godiva Pumpkin - (Cucurbita pepo)
$3.55

Description

Lady Godiva Pumpkin - The Naked-Seeded Pumpkin

The naked or hulless greenish seeds are very nutritious and rich in protein in this pumpkin and grows to 4-8 lbs, with 12-15 pumpkins per plant and produces about 1 lb of seed for each fruit.

The flesh is not considered to be very tasty, but does work well in sweet pumpkin breads or pancake recipes.

History

This pumpkin was developed by Allan Stoner of the USDA Agricultural Research Service in 1972 for the hulless seeds as a snack food. He combined two other naked seed pumpkin lines for better flavor and production.

Uses

Roasted, salted pumpkin seeds, also known as "Pepitas" are easy to make. Remove and clean the seeds, then drizzle with olive oil and roast on a cookie sheet in the oven at 150 - 200°F for 45 - 60 minutes until crunchy. Lightly salt and enjoy!

Growing Tip

Many gardeners will harvest the hulless varieties somewhat green, as they can be prone to sun scald. It is best to harvest the seeds fairly soon after picking - within one to two weeks - as they do have a tendency to sprout inside the pumpkin if left too long.

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