Below are the days to maturity for this pumpkin in my garden this year. I possibly could have harvested the pumpkins a lot earlier (perhaps Christmas time) or a bit later, I don't really know how to tell when pumpkins are ripe. I don't usually pay them much attention and normally just wait for the plant to die back somewhat and then harvest.
This year I picked an arbitrary day to harvest when the pumpkins had each set a large pumpkin that was no longer growing or changing colour and started to set a second round of fruit. The pumpkins weighed roughly 8 kg or 9 kg each.
Being in Australia the dates are written in the format of Day/Month/Year.
Kaempw Melon Rilon Pumpkin days to maturity (most likely Cucurbita maxima)
Planted 16/10/2016 Day 0
Germinated 26/10/2016 Day 10
Started flowering 01/12/2016 Day 46
Harvest 05/03/2017 Day 180 (possibly Day 70 if picked at Christmas)
For a full list of vegetable days to maturity please click here.
|Pumpkin - Kaempw Melon Rilon|