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Red Warty Thing Pumpkin

  • The "Red Warty Thing" is a unique and unusual variety of pumpkin known for its striking appearance. As the name suggests, this pumpkin has a rough, warty surface that is bright red in color. It is also known by other names such as "Victor" or "Knucklehead."


    The Red Warty Thing is a type of Cucurbita pepo, the same species as other common pumpkin varieties. However, it is a rare and heirloom variety that is not widely cultivated. It is primarily grown for ornamental purposes and is a popular choice for fall decorations.


    In terms of taste, the Red Warty Thing is said to have a sweet, nutty flavor similar to other pumpkin varieties. However, its thick, dense flesh can be somewhat difficult to cut and prepare. Therefore, it is not commonly used for cooking or baking.


    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Planting: Red Warty Thing pumpkins are typically planted in the spring, once the danger of frost has passed. They require full sun and well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant the seeds about 1-2 inches deep and 3-4 feet apart, depending on how large you want the pumpkins to grow.

    • Fertilizing: Pumpkins are heavy feeders and benefit from regular applications of fertilizer. Use a balanced fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

    • Pest control: Red Warty Thing pumpkins are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including squash bugs, cucumber beetles, and powdery mildew. Use organic or chemical insecticides as needed to control pests, and make sure to rotate your crops to prevent the buildup of soil-borne diseases.

    • Harvesting: Red Warty Thing pumpkins are typically ready for harvest in the late summer or early fall, depending on the growing conditions. Look for pumpkins that are fully mature and have a hard rind. Cut the pumpkins from the vine, leaving a few inches of stem attached, and store them in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

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