Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Pumpkin

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Aladdin (HMX 6689) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: Cucurbita pepo pumpkin; strong vine; large fruit, round to tall shape, averaging 12 inches in width and 15 inches tall; weight ranges 30 to 50 lb.; large handle, firmly attached, deep orange color with moderate ribbing; thick wall. Resistance: tolerant to powdery mildew. Adaptation: U.S. 2002.

Alagold (African Squash) – Breeder: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn. Vendor: Hastings. Parentage: from mixed seed that came into this country from Africa. Characteristics: cylindrical to somewhat bell shape, very small seed cavity, deep golden flesh of high quality, stores excellently, sweet flavor; like Butternut except the flesh is soft and the fruit larger. Similar: Butternut. Adaptation: southern half of the United States. 1947.

Allneck Cushaw – Breeder and vendor: G.H. Hastings Company, Atlanta, Georgia. Parentage: Green Striped Cushaw. Characteristics: very long, solid necks, small seed cavity. Similar: Striped Cushaw. Hastings catalog, 1952.

Appalachian (PSX 10200) – Breeder: Waltrip. Vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: creamy exterior, about 12 lb, medium size, bright orange flesh, unique type.

Apprentice (HMX 5682) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: mini pumpkin type; fruit 1 lb or less; hard shell; round shape; high yield; unique. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Aspen – Breeder: Hollar. Vendor: Willhite. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: vigorous, semi-bush vine; large fruited, 20 lb, rich orange color; large, sturdy handles; stores and ships well. 1992.

Atlantic Giant – Vendor: Willhite. Characteristics: large “contest” pumpkin commonly weighing 50-100 lb, but can weight much more; pinkish or orange fruit; 115 days.

Autumn Gold – Breeder and vendor: Musser Seed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, early orange fruit color development permits culture in areas where other cultivars may not mature, seven to ten pound fruits. Adaptation: wide. 1987.

Autumn King (RWS5668) – Breeder and vendor: Seeds By Design. Characteristics: 25 lb, jack-o’-lantern class, very dark orange color, strong handles. American Vegetable Grower, 1999.

Baby Bear – Breeder: R. Johnston, Jr. Vendor: Johnny’s. Characteristics: unique size, a scaled down version of a classic Jack-O-Lantern, fruit average 5-6″ diameter, 3.5-4″ height, 1.5-2 lb, slender stem averaging 3″, deep, bright orange, semi-hulless seeds. Resistance: fusarium; tolerance to gummy stem blight. Similar: New England Pie. PVP. 1992.

Baby Boo – Breeder: J.Jaunsem. PVP. 1990.

Baby Pam – Breeder: Seedway. Characteristics: uniform, 5×5″ fruit; deep orange, smooth rind; deep orange flesh, good for pies and as ornamental; long, sturdy handles; vigorous vines produce a dozen or more quality fruit per plant; 100 days.

Big Autumn (87S259) – Breeder: P.Yorty. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: early orange fruit color development permits culture in areas where other cultivars may not mature, fruit weigh 15 lb compared to 9 lb for Autumn Gold. Similar: Autumn Gold. 1989.

Big Max – Breeder: W. Atlee Burpee. Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: 100 lb or more; 120 days to harvest; pinkish-orange rind with bright yellow flesh 3-4″ thick; good cooking quality. Twilley Catalog, 1989. 1964.

Big Moon (PSR 853) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, very large, medium orange, ribbed with slightly rough texture on very large vine; seeds large and brown; one or two fruit per vine. Similar: Big Max. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1978.

Bookin – Breeder and vendor: Market More. 1989.

Buckskin (PS10295) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: dark orange flesh, buff color vine, excellent for pumpkin pie, large vine.

Bushkin (VP) – Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, bush-type, naked seeded, golden orange, eight to ten pounds with good flesh for pies, nearly hulless seeds for eating raw or roasted. Similar: Cinderella. Adaptation: wide. PVP 8400138. 1985.

Cangold – Breeder: Department of Hort., Iowa State College, Ames. Parentage: Kentucky Field selfed and sibbed. Characteristics: oblong shaped fruit, weighing 9-15 pounds; flesh deep yellow in color, 2-3″ in thickness; poor seed maker because of small seed cavity; yield of about one mature fruit per plant. Resistance: not tested. Similar: Kentucky Field. Adaptation: mid-central United States from Iowa through Pennsylvania. 1953.

Cannon Ball (HMX 3694) – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: dense, 3–5 lb fruit features a vivid orange color and a large, firmly, rooted handle for a sure grip; good yield; vigorous plant. Resistance: powdery mildew tolerant. 2005.

Casper (EXP3812) – Breeder: J.Howell. Vendor: Shamrock. Characteristics: smooth, waxy, white skin, some with slight bluish tints; flesh dark orange up to 1.5″ thick, excellent for baking and Mexican candy making; fruit 8-15 lb. Similar: Lumina. 1992.

Charisma – Breeder and vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Characteristics: blocky, round medium pumpkin; fruit is slightly russeted with a deep orange color and tough green handles; weight averages 14 to 18 lb, matures late (105 days). Resistance: powdery mildew. 2005.

Cheyenne Bush – Breeder: Hort. Field Sta., USDA, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Parentage: Cocozelle x New England Pie. Characteristics: extremely early bush pie pumpkin. Adaptation: Great Plains. Mimeograph, USDA. 1943.

Cinderella – Breeder: Illinois Agric. Expt. Sta. and Joseph Harris Company. Vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Characteristics: early, true bush vine with medium size fruit free of pressure ridges. Similar: Youngs Beauty. Adaptation: northern United States. Joseph Harris Company Catalog, 1971.

Connecticut Field – Characteristics: fruit are large, round, flattened at ends, weighing 15-25 lb; flesh is thick, orange-yellow, sweet but coarse; grown mostly for stock feed and Halloween decoration; 120 day maturity. Eastern States Farmers Exchange Catalog, p. 18, 1962.

Cotton Candy – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: a true pumpkin with oval fruit; weighs 5 to 10 lb; has white rinds and white flesh that are excellent for displays or painting. 2005.

Dependable – Breeder and vendor: Abbott & Cobb Inc. Parentage: hybrid. Characteristics: large 24–28 lb deep-round, medium-ribbed fruit; excellent dark orange color; the productive plant has a full vine. Resistance: moderate powdery mildew tolerance. 2005.

Dickinson – Vendor: Northrup King. Characteristics: fruit is 12-16″ x 12-14″, weight 12-16 lb, mostly elongated round; flesh orange, coarse, sweet and good quality; longer and more uniform shape than Kentucky Field; used for canning and livestock. Northrup King Company GS-7-5 catalog, 1958.

Dills Atlantic Giant – Breeder: Howard Dill Enterprises. PVP. 1985.

Early Autumn – Breeder and vendor: Rogers Seed. Characteristics: round, medium orange fruit; can be harvested early or in full mid-season when it weighs 12 lb. American Vegetable Grower, 1996.

Early Buckskin (PS 971676) – Breeder: John Bill. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Petoseed Brand. Characteristics: open pollinated, large vine, early maturing, buff color, 11 lb fruit with fine texture and dark orange flesh. Similar: Buckskin. Adaptation: processor, U.S. 1998.

Early Cheyenne Pie – Breeder: Hort. Field Sta., USDA, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Parentage: selection from New England Pie. Characteristics: early maturity and small fruit. Similar: New England Pie. Adaptation: Rocky Mountains and Great Plain region. USDA Circ. 537. 1939.

Eastern 7 x 7 – Breeder and vendor: Eastern States Farmers Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Parentage: selection from New England Pie. Characteristics: round, 7 x 7-inch fruit for Halloween and pie. Similar: New England Pie. Adaptation: New England. Eastern States Farmers Exchange Catalog, 1959.

Fairy Tale – Vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid; 30-80 lb fruit, unique orange-brown skin, unique shape and flavor, 100 days.

Fat Albert (MSX6099) – Breeder and vendor: Meyer Seed International. Characteristics: dark-orange, extra-large pumpkin with extra-large handle; handles are 3 inches in diameter by 10 inches long; grown on large vine; pumpkin may exceed 75 lb under optimum conditions. 2005.

First Prize – Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: contest-size; bright orange 80-300 lb fruit; 120 days. 2000.

Fortuna – Breeder: Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta., Río Piedras. Vendor: Puerto Rico Seed Farms Division, Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: seven generations of selection from a native strain. Characteristics: medium uniform fruit, high in carotene; very prolific. Resistance: downy mildew, mosaic. Adaptation: tropics. 1950.

Frosty – Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid; bright orange, 10″ diameter fruit; bush habit; ships and stores well. Twilley Catalog, 1992.

Funny Face – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: hybrid, early semi-bush, fruit uniform, bright orange-yellow, good handle, size comparable to Youngs Beauty, outstanding yield. Similar: Youngs Beauty. Adaptation: general. 1975.

Ghost-Rider – Breeder and vendor: Shamrock. Characteristics: very smooth Connecticut Field type with darker orange color, with dark green handle. 1987.

Gladiator (HMX 2689) – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: medium-sized pumpkin; part of Warrior series; weighs 15 lb and up; vigorous plant; good yield; excellent color; strong, large handles for easy pick-up. Resistance: powdery mildew. Adaptation: roadside markets. 2005.

Gold Bullion – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seed. Parentage: Hybrid. Characteristics: It has shown excellent performance in both Rupp and university trials, has a 100-day maturity with fruit that average 18 lb; has a dark-orange color and a strong handle. 2002.

Gold Dust – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: darker color; better handles; 90-day semi-bush, miniature pumpkin; has out-yielded Jack-B-Quik by 20% in fruit numbers and total weight. Resistance: powdery mildew tolerance. 2005.

Gold Fever – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: shipping pumpkin, ideal for store trade, 15-18 lb fruit, exceptional handles, fine orange color. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1998.

Gold Keeper – Breeder: Petoseed. Characteristics: orange-red processing pumpkin; high soluble solids; oblate shape; viny; 90-100 days.

Gold Medal – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds, Inc. Parentage: hybrid. Characteristics: top of the class in appearance for the retail marketer; 35 to 40 lb pumpkin with a dark color and long handle; due to its early maturity (90 days) it will probably replace many varieties in the large-fruited class. Adaptation: can take large-fruited production much farther North. 2005.

Golden Osprey (MSX6097) – Breeder and vendor: Meyer Seed International. Characteristics: dark orange; well-ribbed, upright-round, 30–40 lb fruit; excellent handle; handles are 2 inches in diameter by 8 inches long. Resistance: moderately powdery mildew tolerant. 2005.

Gold Rush – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: large, deep orange, thick-walled, globe shaped 30-40 lb fruit; large and thick handles; large vine; 100 days. PVP. 1998.

Gold Standard – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: shipping pumpkin; produces large 15-18 lb fruit and tonnage per acre; excellent handles and orange color. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1998.

Gold Strike – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid; large yields, large uniform fruit, dark golden color, good handles, weighs about 10% more than Howden; 105 days. Adaptation: handles stress conditions. 1998.

Golden Centennial – Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Company, Detroit. Parentage: New England Pie x Winter Luxury. Characteristics: round to oval shape, medium size (eight to nine”), thick fleshed and russet-orange skin color. Similar: Winter Luxury. Adaptation: wide. 1956.

Goldilocks – Breeder and vendor: Musser. Characteristics: small round gold fruit. PVP. 1984.

Gremlin – Breeder and vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: ornamental pumpkin or for small halloweeners; 5×5.5″; superior yields; strong handles hold up to bulk shipping; 100 days. Similar: Baby Pam. 1999.

Half-Moon – Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: 14-18 lb with strong handles. Twilley Catalog, 1989.

Hallo-Queen (PSX114750) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: deep orange color, easy carving, uniform shape and size, 15-18 lb, strong handle, 115 day maturity. Similar: Howdens Field. 1994.

Happy – Breeder: Jennie C. Brush. PVP. 1986.

Happy Jack (PSXF-11476) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: exceptionally uniform; large, vigorous vine; dark orange color fruit; medium ribs. 1990.

Hercules 3692 – Breeder and vendor: Rispens Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: beautiful, dark-orange variety; excellent yields; nice ribbing; strong handles; average weight is between 25 and 47 lb. Resistance: powdery mildew tolerance. Similar: same maturity as Aladdin. 2005.

Howden Biggie – Breeder: Howden Farm. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: 35-60 lb; upright globe shape; rich orange color and hard rind. American Vegetable Grower, September, 1995. PVP. 1991.

Howdens Field – Breeder: John Howden. Vendor: Joseph Harris Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, long vine, late (115 days), uniformly large, thick flesh, hard shell, deeply ridged dark rich orange fruit with high solids for processing and Halloween. Similar: Connecticut Field. Adaptation: wide. 1973.

Howdy Doody – Breeder: Seeds By Design. Characteristics: hybrid; mid-size, dark orange, 17-20 lb fruit; thick flesh; semi-vine plant; 115 days. 1999.

Hybrid Pam – Breeder and vendor: Speedway. Characteristics: very deep burnt orange, 5-7 lb fruit; long, dark green handles; semi-vine plant; 90 days. 1998.

Ichabod – Breeder and vendor: Market More. 1989.

Jack B Quick – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: miniature pumpkin, taller, darker orange, more ribbed than Jack B Little.

Jack Be Little – Characteristics: mini pumpkin 2 x 3″ weighing 3-4 oz, prolific plants bear 8-10 fruit on large vines, for fall and winter decorating. Twilley Catalog, 1989.

Jack of All Trades – Vendor: Liberty Seed. Characteristics: hybrid; dark orange, 9-12 lb fruit; excellent handles, smooth with sutures; very vigorous semi-bush plant; 90 days.

Jack O’Lantern – Breeder and vendor: Northrup King and Company, Minneapolis. Parentage: selection out of Connecticut Field and Golden Oblong. Characteristics: small size, deeper than round, selected for size of mans head. Adaptation: wide. 1956.

Jack Pot (hybrid 888) – Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, short vine, early (100 days), uniform medium size, glossy orange yellow; for Halloween. Similar: Youngs Beauty. Adaptation: wide. 1974.

Jumpin Jack – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated; tall, 35-50 lb fruit; deep orange color, rough skin; 100 days.

Kakai – Breeder and vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Parentage: open pollinated. 2000.

Kentucky Field – Characteristics: 10-18″ diameter, fruit variable in shape but usually deeper than they are wide, tapered at ends, 10-15 lb, rind smooth, dull orange-yellow, distinctly sutured, thin hard rind; flesh thick, coarse, deep yellow, sweet; 120 day maturity; used for canning and stock feed. Asgrow Catalog 19, 1957.

La Estrella – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds, Inc. Parentage: hybrid. Characteristics: exclusive hybrid tropical pumpkin bred for uniform size and superior flesh color; the 6-lb fruit were bred for August and February planting in Florida and they mature in 70 days; in the Northern U.S. the growing season extends to 130 days and the fruit weigh in at 10 to 12 lb. 2005.

Large Cheese – Characteristics: for home, market, canning; derives name from cheese box shape of fruit; fruit is 7 x 15″, weighing 12-15 lb; very flat shape, slightly grooved; hard shell, deep yellow skin; flesh is orange-yellow, fairly thick, with fine quality and flavor; 110 day maturity. Corneli Catalog 14. 1964.

Large Sweet Cheese – Characteristics: a pumpkin for both table and stock, often attains 25 lb; mottled green and yellow when young, creamy yellow when ripe; flesh yellow, extra thick, tender, sweet and of finest quality; for pies, canning and feeding stock. T. W. Wood and Sons Seed Company, 1961.

Lil’ Goblin – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: hybrid miniature; round, slightly ribbed, 1-2 lb fruit; true pumpkin look and shape; semi-bush. Resistance: precocious yellow gene allows for early color and tolerance to virus. 1999.

Lil’ Ironsides (HMX4696) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: hybrid; dense, viny bush; small orange fruit, 4″ tall x 6″ wide, 2 lb; thick, hard shell gives excellent shelf life. Resistance: Fusarium and Phytophthora fruit rots. Adaptation: wide. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1999.

Lil’ Pump-ke-mon (HMX 6684) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: mini size, flat shape, 4×2″, white with thin green stripes which turn orange, very stocky bush plant. Similar: no cultivar like it. Adaptation: all pumpkin growing areas. 2000.

Little Boo – Breeder: Agway. PVP. 1978.

Little Jack (PSX11298) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: small, very uniform Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins; good orange color; fruit 4-6 lb; good carving shape. 1992.

Longface – Breeder: Seneca (Robson). Characteristics: distinctive elongated vertical shape; 20-30 lb fruit; compact semi-bush plant; excellent yields; 95 days. Seed and Crops Digest, Jan 1997.

Longfellow – Breeder: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Vendor: Reuter Seed Co. Parentage: African Queen x Cushaw. Characteristics: a high quality yellow skinned Cushaw. Resistance: squash bug. Similar: Cushaw. Adaptation: southern United States. Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta. Annual Report. 1943-44.

Lumina – Breeder: Hollar Seed Co. and George Perry & Sons. PVP. 1990.

Magic – Breeder: Seneca (Robson). Characteristics: hybrid; 20-30 lb fruit produced on a semi-bush plant; classic Howden-shaped fruit; more uniform fruit size and stress tolerance than Howden; 100 days. Seed and Crops Digest, Jan 1997.

Magic Lantern (HMX5683) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: hybrid; semi-vine; dark orange, medium ribbing, large dark green fruit stem; round, 18 lb fruit. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Wizard. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1998.

Magician (HMX 0683) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: decorative pumpkin type; high yield; medium size fruit (12 to 18 lb); excellent orange color; round shape. Resistance: powdery mildew, ZYMV. Adaptation: U.S. 2003.

Mammoth Gold – Breeder: Rupp Seeds. Vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated; 20&endash;25 lb, nearly round, smooth, faintly ribbed, golden orange fruit; used for novelty and pies. Willhite Seed Catalog, 1994.

Merlin (HMX5680) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: hybrid; semi-vine; dark orange fruit, dark green and large fruit stem, 12×14″, 22 lb. Resistance: powdery mildew. American Vegetable Grower, 2000. 1999.

Mini-Jack (NS-SP 401-4) – Breeder and vendor: Dessert Seed Co. Parentage: Jack O’Lantern and Wild Naked Seed Squash. Characteristics: open pollinated, small (4-6″), uniform fruit; with high fruit set. Similar: Jack O’Lantern. Adaptation: wide. 1981.

Mini Treat (PX 159011) – Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: true Mini-Jack type; outstanding fruit shape, color and handle, 1 lb. size; compact bush plant habit with high yield; ornamental; true pumpkin shape, small Jack-O-Lantern; hulless seed. Similar: Wee-Be-Little, Little Goblin. Adaptation: NAFTA. PVP #200200020. 2003.

Mother Lode – Breeder and vendor: Rupp. Characteristics: hybrid, bush-semi bush vine type with extra large 25+ lb fruit with excellent handles, it stays confined to a tight bush until late after the crown set and can be planted in closer rows than many of the large cultivars. Similar: RS1090. 1996.

Munchkin – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed. Characteristics: early; flattened and ribbed fruit, 2-3″ diameter, medium light orange color; suited for arrangements and fall decorations. 1994.

Mystic (HMX 5680) – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed. Characteristics: hybrid; dark orange exterior, thick walls, uniform size and shape; thick handles with good attachment; 15-25 lb, 14″ tall x 12″ wide. Resistance: powdery mildew. 1998.

Mystic Plus (HMX 6688) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: small size, slightly flat, 8×6″, 5 to 7 lb., dark orange color, thick, large handles. Resistance: powdery mildew. Similar: Mystic. Adaptation: all pumpkin growing areas. 1999.

New England Pie (JS strain) – Vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seed. Characteristics: traditional, open pollinated, pie pumpkin; 4-7 lb fruit, dark, orange skin; orange flesh is relatively starchy, dry and stringless; 105 days.

One Too Many – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: outstanding potential for decorative use; 15–25 lb fruit; white with red veining; matures in 110 days on a very large vine. Resistance: good mildew tolerance plus some virus tolerance. 2005.

Orange Smoothie (PS SVNH 660) – Breeder: Jim Waldrop. Vendor: Seminis-Petoseed. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: small pumpkin, bright yellow color exterior, 8-10″ diameter, smooth to be painted on. Similar: no cultivar like it. Adaptation: home garden. 2000.

Oz (HXP2672) – Breeder: T.Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: semi-bush habit, precocious yellow fruit, small, strong handles, smooth surface. Similar: Baby Pam. 1991.

Paint-A-Punkin (PSX10902) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: unique color and size. 1994.

Pam – Breeder and vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid, ornamental type, 6-7 lb fruit, burnt orange color, strong handles, ideal for school tours, painting or pie making, semi-bush plant, 90 days. American Vegetable Grower, December 1998.

Pankows Field – Breeder: G.A. and G.W. Pankow. Vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Parentage: Connecticut Field and New England Pie. Characteristics: open pollinated, large, firm stalks. Similar: Connecticut Field. Adaptation: northeastern United States. 1981.

Peek-A-Boo – Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers. Characteristics: small fruited pumpkin weighing 3.5-4.0 lb; fruit slightly flattened globe shape with medium bright orange color and extra long handles. Similar: Spooktacular, Oz, Baby Bear. 1994.

Phantom (PS 159004) – Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seed, Petoseed Brand. Characteristics: hybrid; Howden type; large, uniform fruit; dark orange rind; strong vine, strong fruit handle. Similar: Howden. Adaptation: northeastern and northwestern U.S. 1999.

Phat Jack – Breeder and vendor: Siegers Seed Company. Characteristics: true Jack-O-Lantern shape and color; can grow to 50-plus lb; extraordinary thick handles. 2005.

Pick-a-Pie – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: high yielding pie pumpkin, orange color, sturdy handles, 4 to 6 lb fruit; excellent for school trade. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1998.

Prizewinner – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed. Characteristics: hybrid; round to deep round; reddish orange skin color; used for “contest” size, 80-120 lb fruit; late. Harris Moran Seed Co. Product Listing Booklet, 1994.

ProGold #300 – Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid; exceptionally smooth, 16-20 lb fruit; medium orange color, very sturdy, strong handles; vigorous, nearly full-bush plants; one week earlier than #500 and #510; 88 days. 1998.

ProGold #500 – Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid; bright orange, nearly round, medium deep ribbed, 12-14″ diameter, 18-22 lb fruit; 95 days. 1992.

ProGold #510 – Breeder and vendor: Abbott and Cobb. Characteristics: hybrid; deep round to tall fruit of the Howden type; deep orange, deep ribs, 14-16″ diameter, 22-26 lb fruit; 95 days. 1992.

Pure Gold – Breeder and vendor: Meyer Seed International. Characteristics: dark-orange, lightly ribbed fruit; long, thick, medium dark-green handles; weighs 4 to 6 lb; excellent new pie-size pumpkin. Resistance: good disease tolerance. Adaptation: well suited for bin pack, retail sales, or school tours. 2005.

Racer – Breeder and vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Parentage: from U of NH and Johnny’s Selected. Characteristics: hybrid, mid-size jack-o-lantern type; blocky, heavy, 12-18 lb, ribbed, dark orange, big handles; vigorous, short vine; 85 days. 1998.

Robusta (PS 9007) – Breeder: Manuel Rosas. Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seed, Petoseed Brand. Characteristics: hybrid, round shape, 1.8-2.0 kg, slightly flat on top and bottom, dark green color, ribbed, thick flesh, good for storage and shipment. Adaptation: Brazil, Argentina. 1998.

Rocket – Breeder: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Characteristics: medium-size, 12-12 lb fruit; distinctive shoulder ribbing; long, strong, green handles; brilliant orange color; 95 days. 1996.

Rockstar – Breeder and vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. 2000.

Rouge Vif d’Estampes (same as Cinderella) – Vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Characteristics: bright red, open pollinated, French cultivar for fall displays and pies; flat, 10-15 lb fruit; moderately orange flesh; 115 days.

RS1090 – Breeder: Rupp Seeds. PVP. 1992.

Scarecrow (MSX6009) – Breeder and vendor: Meyer Seed International. Characteristics: dark-orange pumpkin; weighs 18–22 lb; round in comparison to Magic Lantern; features good ribbing and large, nearly black handles. Resistance: double powdery mildew tolerant. Adaptation: well suited for bin pack or retail sales. 2005.

Schooltime (XP 1853) – Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: medium size class, 8-10 lb., dark orange in color and dark green handle. Resistance: none claimed. Similar: Spirit. Adaptation: northeast U.S. 2001.

Small Sugar – Breeder: Rupp Seeds. Vendor: Willhite Seed. Characteristics: open pollinated; famous for making pies; round fruit, 6-8 lb, flattened at ends, hard rind, smooth, deep orange, somewhat ribbed; flesh thick, sweet and dry; bright orange color. Willhite Catalog, 1994.

Snackface (PS 9359418) – Breeder and vendor: Seminis. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: strong semi-bush, plants that set about 6 to 8 very uniform fruits per plant; fruit are small (1–2 lb), exterior color is light orange with interior color orange; the fruits produce about 85 g of naked or hulless seed. Similar: Styrian Pumpkin. Adaptation: worldwide. 2005.

Sorcerer (HMX 4694) – Breeder: Ted Superak. Vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: F1 hybrid. Characteristics: medium to large fruit about 25 cm round and 7 kg, very dark orange fruit, large dark green handles, distinct ribs, semi-vine. Similar: Wizard. Adaptation: all pumpkin growing areas. 2000.

Spirit – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed Co. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, semi-bush type with heavy stem; fruit 10-15 pounds. Similar: Funny Face. Adaptation: wide. 1975.

Spookie – Breeder: Northrup King and Company, Minneapolis. Parentage: Early Sugar or Pie and Jack O’Lantern. Characteristics: higher yield and deeper fruit shape than Early Sugar or Pie, which it resembles; for Halloween use. 1966.

Spooktacular (PSX11298) – Breeder and vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: small, very uniform Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins with bright orange color; fruit four-six lb; good carving shape. 1994.

Streaker (NS 418-6) – Breeder and vendor: Dessert Seed Co. Parentage: Connecticut Field, Dessert NS404-3, Small Sugar. Characteristics: open pollinated, medium size with naked seed. Resistance: unknown. Similar: Small Sugar. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Sugar Treat – Breeder and vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: hybrid, semi-bush plant; bright color.

Super Herc (HMX 3692) – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: large pumpkin in Warrior series; attractive 25–35 lb pumpkin; large and strong, firmly rooted handle for a good grip; shape is tall; high yield. Resistance: intermediate resistance to Powdery Mildew. Adaptation: roadside markets. 2005.

Sweetie Pie – Vendor: Stokes. Characteristics: open pollinated, 0.25 lb fruit, flat, deep ribs, orange color, 20-40 fruit per plant; 90 days.

Thomas Halloween – Breeder: Agway. Vendor: Rupp Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated jack-o-lantern type pumpkin; 16-20 lb fruit; bright to dark orange color; ribbed; good for carving; 90 days. 1971.

Tom Fox – Breeder: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. PVP. 1994.

Touch of Autumn PMT (RWS 6260) – Breeder and vendor: Seeds By Design. Characteristics: compact vines, 2-3 lb, deep orange flesh. Resistance: powdery mildew. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1999.

Trax Field – Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: medium-large round fruit matures to about 25 lb in 100 days, hard shell, deep orange, slightly ribbed, dark green stems.

Trick or Treat-Vendor: Twilley Seeds. Characteristics: F1 hybrid, hulless, edible seeds; attractive, dark orange fruit 11 x 14″, 10-12 lb. Twilley Catalog, 1989.

Trickster – Vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: hybrid pie or decoration pumpkin; rich, deep orange skin; 3-4 lb, 6″ diameter fruit; compact plant type; 90 days.

Tricky Jack – Breeder: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham. Vendor: Farmer Seed and Nursery. Parentage: Sweetnut x Cheyenne Bush. Characteristics: early bush plant with bright orange jack-o-lantern and pie fruit, naked seed. Adaptation: general. 1969.

Triple Treat (75-2) – Breeder and vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co. Parentage: Small Sugar x European Naked Seeded. Characteristics: open pollinated, deep round, eight to ten pounds, dark orange, thick flesh, an edible hulless seed. Similar: Small Sugar. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7600071. 1977.

Trojan – Breeder and vendor: Seedway. Characteristics: Weighing up to 30 lb, Trojan is a deep orange pumpkin with strong large handles. Vigorous vine and high yields characterize this cultivar developed in Hershey, PA, research farm. 2002

Tuckernuck – Vendor: Eastern States Farmers Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Parentage: local strain secured from growers on Martha’s Vineyard, supposedly original Indian type; a distinct cultivar. Characteristics: vigorous, late maturing, deep orange skinned fruit, with square ends, fibrous flesh; for ornamental use. Eastern States Catalog, 1956.

Valenciano – Breeder and vendor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, snow-white rind, developed for great taste, 12-18 lb. American Vegetable Grower, Dec 1998.

Virginia Mammoth – Vendor: T.W. Wood & Sons. Characteristics: grows to immense size, excellent keeping quality, oval shape, thick flesh; for pies or stock feeding. Adaptation: southern United States. T.W. Wood and Sons Seed Company Catalog, 1959.

Wee-B-Little (RWS 5604) – Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, small “mini-pumpkin”, 3×3.75″; excellent fruit uniformity, excellent handle strength; AAS 1999 winner. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1998.

Wizard (HMX4621) – Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. 1989.

Wyatt’s Wonder (PX 159013) – Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: inbred line. Characteristics: Halloween type giant Cucurbita maxima; extra large fruit with uniform size and shape, averaging 70–110 lb depending on environment and cultural practices; high round fruit shape; deep orange exterior color. Similar: Atlantic Giant. Adaptation: Northeast U.S. and home garden. PVP #200200238. 2004.

Youngs Beauty – Breeder: Arthur and John Youngs, Glen Head, Long Island, New York. Vendor: Joseph Harris Company, Rochester, New York. Parentage: selection from mutant of sugar pumpkin; selected to true type for 8 years. Characteristics: very uniform, hard rind, good orange color, heavy yield, twice size of sugar pumpkin. Similar: sugar pumpkin. Adaptation: pumpkin areas. 1958.