Stackable for Decorating!
Fruit weighs 10 to 15 pounds and reaches a foot wide, but stands just 3 to 5 inches tall!
Variety: Flat White Boer Ford
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
Days to Maturity: 115
Fruit Color: White
Seeds Per Pack: 20
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible
Harvest Season: Early Fall,?Late Summer,?Mid Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Cuisine,?Ornamental,?Outdoor,?Vines and Climbers
115 days from direct-sowing.
This open-pollinated, true white pumpkin looks kind of incredible. At first glance you might think it has been run over, but that’s just its natural shape: a mere 3 to 5 inches high, it spreads 8 to 12 inches wide and weighs in at an astonishing 10 to 15 pounds!
The distinctive shape of these ribbed pumpkins is just one of Flat White Boer Ford’s many appealing features. Its gleaming white color is another. This fruit won’t yellow out, bleach, or lose its luster no matter what the weather does, and the rind is very solid and strong, protecting the delicious bright orange flesh within. Superb eating quality, this pumpkin is aromatic, succulent, and sugary. The whole family will love it . . . if you can bear to cut into these beautiful fruits, that is!
Of course Flat White Boer Ford is perfect for stacking on the porch steps or beside the front door to greet the little goblins and princesses on Halloween. It has a strong, curved handle, and it keeps very well, even if your fall tends to come early and remain warm.
And because this variety is open-pollinated, it sets its crop gradually, so you don’t have to harvest all the fruit at once. You will love checking the pumpkin patch every few days for new fruit, and enjoying each pumpkin separately as it matures!
Like all pumpkins, Flat White Boer Ford is quite easy to grow, given adequate space and patience! Sow the seeds outdoors when danger of frost is past, or start indoors in peat pots. Plant the seedlings (or thin to) 3 to 5 feet apart. Corn and beans are traditional pumpkin companions in a Three Sisters planting; other good friends in the pumpkin patch are nasturtiums, marigolds, oregano, and dill, all of which help repel pests such as squash beetles. Pumpkins also grow well with melons and with other varieties of squash. Packet is 20 seeds.