Pumpkin Iron Bark



GENUS: Cucurbita SPECIES: maxima


Heritage Status: New Zealand

Bio-Region of Origin: Auckland

Number of Seeds: 10

Description: One of the best remembered old pumpkins by the very elderly gardeners of today. They were remembered because they needed to be taken out to the chopping block to cut with the axe, the skins are so hard and thick when well grown. They have a rough bumpy skin which turns from green to grey (iron) when fully mature, they are round and flat, and they keep very well. The flesh is orange, dense and sweet with a good flavour all of their own.

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Planting Instructions: Sow seed into tray after danger of frost. Prick out at 6cm diagonal spacings when first leaves appear. Transplant into garden at 1m diagonal spacings once soil temp reaches 15-16 degrees C.