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Old May 9, 2021   #1
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Default Seminole Pumpkin Squash

Does anyone else grow Seminole Pumpkin? They taste like butternut, but are much more prolific. When picked completely ripe they can last a full year. They do take up a lot of space, but they climb well, so trellising isn't a problem. They are also very resistant to squash vine borers.
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Hadn't heard of them. But if they're actually resistant to SVB's, then I'm very interested to hear more!
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I knew I had grown it one time before but wow, I had to go back into my records a bit to find out when. It was in 2015. I remember the vine borers did not attack but it only put out two small pumpkins and you're right about it being rampant. It merrily went scampering off to go play in the asparagus area but that was OK as they were just making ferns at the time.

I dropped it due to the space needed. That asparagus area no longer exists so maybe I could try it one more time.
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My curiosity got the best of me... I ordered some seeds late yesterday from SESE.
I plan on a single plant in a 45 gal Kratky barrel as an experiment.
Got to keep it interesting!
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The seed is variable depending on who you buy it from. Baker Creek has been the best for me. I also recommend a trap crop of Maxima (Jarrahdale pumpkin and buttercup worked well) to pull the SVB away. In north Texas I put away over 40 squash at the end of the year with three hills planted. I expect to do better here in the Austin area.
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