Botanical name: Mainly Cucurbita pepo, giant forms are derived from Cucurbita maxima Origins:  Central and North America First cultivated:  Seeds have been found on Mexican archaeological sites, dating back to 5,000 – 7,000BC Skill level: Ideal for both beginners and experienced gardeners Preferred location and conditions: Full sun on fertile, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of […]

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Fascinating facts and figures about pumpkins.
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