Behold… the tail end of 2015’s Seminole pumpkins:
We’ve had a few more stragglers come in since that shot, but most of the vines have died away now.
Last year I got another round in the fall but I think this year’s rains have been too much.
See the genetic variation in this batch? Crazy, isn’t it? I’m cross-breeding a variety of lines right now with seeds from all over the place. The one with the neck is really weird.
(You can see more Seminole pumpkin notes and photos of the wide range of varieties people have e-mailed to me on this page. The last update was yesterday – check it out.)
Seminole pumpkins are one of the crops I discuss in detail in my new book Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening. They’re hard to beat.
They’re almost pest free… except for the occasional…
I couldn’t figure out what was destroying the pumpkins I left on the back porch to cure… until my daughter saw that squirrel early one morning and grabbed her camera and filmed it so I could see.
So – how are you all doing with your Seminole pumpkins this year? Got a second round going for the fall?