Dill’s Atlantic Giant
120 days. Current world record holder (over 1500 pounds).
Shell is fairly smooth with ribs.
Medium orange in color.
Despite its size the high quality flesh is creamy, smooth and flavorful.
When properly nurtured it grows pumpkins of enormous size.
Packet: Avg. 3 gm. App. 20 seeds. $4.00
PLANT SPACING: Medium- and large-fruited pumpkin varieties need plenty of growing room for sufficient sunlight penetration for successful fruiting, and to grow to their fruit size potential. Rules of thumb: Small fruited = 18 sq.ft./plant; Medium = 24; Large = 30; Giant = 48.
TIMING: Sow pumpkins to mature in Sept. for the fall decorating market. Too many days of sun on fruits in the field after maturity will bleach handles and sunscald the fruits.
HARVEST: Before frost or after 1 or 2 light frosts. Clip stems close to the vine. Use care to avoid gouging or bruising. Store under cover with plenty of air.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 2 seeds/18″ in rows 6′ apart,
TRANSPLANTS: 3 seeds/pot.