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2008 Evaluation of Pumpkin Varieties for the Southeast

Annette Wszelaki and Jonathan Schultheis

Table 1. Pumpkin cultivar trial in Waynesville, NC 2008. Total yield (tons/Acre) and number of harvested fruit per acre, including the average fruit size.

Replicated plots: Results are the average of 4 replicate plots (each plot is a 24-ft row with 6 plants/row) per variety. Plot yields have been scaled up to obtain yields per acre

 

Observational plots: Results have been scaled up from one 24-ft row (6 plants/row) to obtain yields per acre.

 

Pumpkin cultivar trial. Fruit quality and measurements. Waynesville, N.C., 2008.

1 Powdery Mildew Rating Scale : 0 = none to 9 = severe

2 Color Scale: 1 = yellow, 5 = orange, 9 = burnt orange, 10 = blue, 11 = white

3 Fruit Shape Rating: 1 = flat, 5 = round, 9 = tall.

4 Fruit Suturing: 1 = none, 5 = medium, 9 = deep.

5 Texture Rating: 1 = smooth, 5 = semi-rough, 9 = rough

6 Handle Rating: Length: 1 = short, 5 = medium, 9 = long. Attachment: 1 = poor, 5 = average, 9 = excellent. Thickness: 1 = thin, 5 = medium, 9 = thick.

7 Vine Type Rating: 1 = bush, 2 = semi-bush, 3 = semi-vine, and 4 = vine, 5 = aggressive vine.

8 Length and width were taken from 5 fruit per rep in inches. The LD ratio was determined by dividing the length by diameter.

 

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This research represents one season's data and does not constitute recommendations.  After sufficient data is collected over the appropriate number of seasons, final recommendations will be made through research and extension publications.

 

 

 

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