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Pumpkins at Thompson and Morgan

by Diane - September 26th, 2012.
Filed under: Thompson and Morgan.

Pumpkin ‘Summer Ball’ is ideal if you can’t decide whether you want to eat them or look at them! Can be grown as a courgette and picked or left to mature for large pumpkins! Sounds like the perfect pumpkin! Eat them until you’re sick of them (and the neighbours are sick of them) and then let them grow on!

Pumpkin ‘Summer Ball’ F1 Hybrid – 1 packet (8 seeds)
A first for British breeding! This unique ‘dual-purpose’ variety, Summer Ball can be grown as a courgette or as a pumpkin! Compact, bushy plants produce bright-yellow, round fruits which can be cut early as courgettes or left to mature to larger 1kg (2lbs) summer pumpkins. Pumpkin Summer Ball is ideal for growing in containers. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.

Pumpkin ‘Paton Twins Giant’ – 1 packet (2 seeds)
Beat the records! With seed taken from a record-breaking pumpkin weighing over 1200lb, you’ll be in with a chance. Ian Paton and his twin brother Stuart currently hold the record for the heaviest pumpkin grown in the UK with a fruit weighing in at an amazing 1,504lb. So why not try and grow a whopper with these special seeds? Maybe you’ll smash the British, European or even the World record!

Pumpkin ‘Dill’s Atlantic Giant’ – 1 packet (8 seeds)
Trailing. Using Pumpkin Dill’s Atlantic Giant growers have produced monster pumpkins weighing over 600 lbs, and it holds the Canadian and American records for size and weight. Even if you don’t want to produce a ‘record breaker’, Pumpkin Dill’s Atlantic Giant is excellent for delicious long standing pumpkins for pies, carving Jack O’Lanterns, etc.

Squash ‘Potimarron’ (Winter) – 1 packet (10 seeds)
Trailing. A famous French heirloom, the name of Squash Potimarron derives from potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Squash Potimarron is one of the very best for baking and roasting, fruits reach 1.25-1.75 kilos (3-4lbs) in weight with an aromatic chestnut like taste. Good for storage.

Pumpkin ‘Jack of All Trades’ – 1 packet (10 seeds)
Perfect for Halloween carving, as each fruit of Pumpkin Jack of All Trades weighs approximately 4kgs (9lbs). Pumpkin Jack of All Trades produces fruits which have a flat base but rounded shape, with a rich orange skin and flesh, making superb pumpkin pie and a host of culinary dishes.

Pumpkin ‘Mars’ F1 Hybrid – RHS Garden Explorers Children’s Seeds – 1 packet (5 seeds)
I am a small pumpkin ideal for Halloween carving but my flesh is rich orange and is very tasty and ideal for pumpkin pies. So you can eat the inside of me and then carve me into a scary lantern. I will weigh about 2.5kg when grown and good for storing through winter.Ask An Adult for Help- Carve a scary face in the pumpkin and put outside your house on Halloween.FACT: Pumpkins are 90% water. You will notice your pumpkin lantern starts to shrivel as it dries out.